UP Hathras stampede: CM Yogi reaches district hospital to meet injured

The Uttar Pradesh Police filed a First Information Report (FIR) on Wednesday against the organizers of the religious congregation in Hathras, where at least 121 people lost their lives in a stampede.

Notably, the FIR does not include Baba Narayan Hari, also known as Saakar Vishwa Hari Bhole Baba, as an accused.

Death toll in Hathras Stampede rises to 116; people died due to suffocation after the stampede broke out during the conclusion of a ‘Satsang’ at Phulrai village near Mandi of Sikandrarau in Hathras. A Satsang is a Hindu religious congregation that usually takes place overnight.

“Twenty-seven bodies have arrived in Etah hospital. Among those killed are 23 women, three children and a man,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Etah, Rajesh Kumar Singh said.

The stampede apparently occurred due to overcrowding, Sikandara Rao police station SHO Ashish Kumar said.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed condolences to the families of those killed in the stampede. He instructed officials to reach the accident site and carry out relief measures.