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Feb 11, 2013, 11.16 AM IST | Source: PTI

Rajnath condoles loss of lives in Allahabad stampede

Rajnath condoles loss of lives in Allahabad stampede

New Delhi, Feb 10 (PTI) BJP President Rajnath Singh today condoled the loss of lives in the stampede at Allahabad Railway station and urged Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to strengthen the arrangements in the city during the Maha Kumbh. Singh also sought immediate help and relief for the injured and adequate compensation to the kin of the victims. The BJP chief talked to the Railway Minister and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and enquired about the relief and rehabilitation efforts. At least 20 persons were killed and scores of others injured tonight in a stampede at Allahabad railway station teeming with thousands of pilgrims returning after a holy dip at the 'Maha Kumbh'. PTI SKC PMS

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