3 killed in temple stampede in India
Three people died and several were injured in a stampede that broke out at a temple in India's Rajasthan.
The tragedy occurred on Monday morning (August 8, 2022) when devotees gathered for a monthly fair at the Khatu Shyamji Temple in Sikar, about 115 km from Jaipur, reports Hindustan Times.
Cops managed to bring the situation under control soon.
Tweeting condolences, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote: "Saddened by the loss of lives due to a stampede at the Khatu Shyamji Temple complex in Sikar, Rajasthan. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray that those who are injured recover at the earliest."
"The death of 3 women devotees due to stampede in Khatushyam ji's temple in Sikar is very sad and unfortunate. My deepest sympathies are with the bereaved family, may God give them strength to bear this loss and may the departed soul rest in peace," tweeted Rajasthan's Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in Hindi.