Congress blames "mismanagement" for Datia stampede - The New Indian Express

Congress blames "mismanagement" for Datia stampede

Published: 13th October 2013 08:35 PM

Last Updated: 23rd October 2013 01:31 AM

Leader of the opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly Ajay Singh expressed grief over the tragedy at Ratangarh and demanded a compensation of Rs five lakh each for the victims' families.

Ajay also blamed "mismanagement" by the administration and alleged police lathicharge for the stampede.

There was no prior arrangement for primary medical aid and even drinking water, the Congress alleged, adding top district officials had not reached the spot even seven hours after the tragedy.

At least 89 people were killed and over 100 injured in the stampede during Navratri festivities near a temple at Ratangarh in Madhya Pradesh's Datia district this morning. PTI AS KRK SMN

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