“Pained at loss of lives due to the stampede in Jharkhand. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased in this hour of grief. I pray that the injured recover quickly,” Modi said on Twitter.
“I spoke to Chief Minister Raghubar Das on the incident.”
At least 11 people were killed and 50 injured in a stampede in Jharkhand’s Deoghar town early Monday. According to police, more than 100,000 people were in a queue, many waiting since Sunday night to get into the famous Baidyanath Temple, when the stampede occurred.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh also took to twitter and said: “My heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed in the stampede at Deoghar in Jharkhand. I pray for speedy recovery of the injured.”
“I spoke to CM Jharkhand Shri Raghubar Das who apprised me of the situation in Deoghar post the stampede & he asked for extra RAF deployment,” he said.
The minister said that one extra Rapid Action Force (RAF) battalion will be sent to Deoghar for “better crowd and security management”.