BEGUSARAI, BIHAR: Three persons were killed and over a dozen injured in a stampede on the banks of river Ganga in Bihar's Begusarai district, an official said.
The incident took place this morning during the Kartik Purnima celebrations at the Simaria ghat, where thousands of devotees had gathered for the holy dip.
Former Chief Minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav tweeted, "Saddened to hear the news of stampede at Ganga ghat during Kartik Purnima bathing ritual. The state government should have focused on crowd control measures."
More details are awaited.