Similarly, 10 people were injured in a stampede during a cultural function at ‘Malyabanta Mahostav’ in Malkangiri district.
The government had asked the commission to recommend institutional mechanism and safeguards to be in place to prevent recurrence of such incidents in the future.
Iraq has been the scene of deadly stampedes in the past, most recently in Karbala during the Ashura commemorations of 2019, when 31 people died.
According to sources, the average annual turnout at the shrine and fair has been 30,000 to 40,000 people.
The incident took place as a large number of people congregated on Badamba-Gopinathpur T-Bridge on the occasion of Makar Mela.
Police held the organisers responsible for flouting the norms under which permission was given.
However, the magistrate rejected the remand petition of the police, stating that the incident doesn’t come under Section 304(ii) of IPC and issued bail to Srinivas.
Stating that such meetings on public roads were leading to deaths, besides creating traffic obstructions, the order said police take longer time to bring such situations under control.
The situation spiralled out of control, clearly due to the delay in the distribution of the kits and the unexpected surge in crowds.
The Opposition parties, however, opposed the issuance of govt order prohibiting election rallies and public meetings as undemocratic and against the fundamental right of peaceful assembly.
Vuyyuru Foundation had organised a cloth distribution drive on Jan 1 in Guntur, in which nearly 30k women took part
The incident comes close on the heels of the death of eight persons in a stampede at Naidu's roadshow in Kandukur of Nellore district on December 28, 2022.
The celebrations to welcome in 2023 were the first in the east African country in three years, after restrictions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic and security issues.
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The former chief minister was on a three-day tour of the Nellore district as part of his `Idem Karma Manarashtraniki' protest against the YSR Congress Party (YSRC) government.
The Mamata Banerjee government had earlier announced Rs 2 lakh as compensation for each of the families of the deceased, and Rs 50,000 for the injured.
Refusing to entertain the plea at this stage', the bench asked the state government to move the chief justice of the Calcutta High Court with its modification plea.
The stampede reportedly took place after Suvendu Adhikari addressed the gathering and left the venue.
"To make amends for (the crush) and give the best experience, we will add more paramedics and security personnel for the Day 2 show," concert organiser Dyandra Global Edutainment said on Instagram.