1. Rahul Gandhi expresses shock over the Pushkaralu ghat stampede

Rahul Gandhi expresses shock over the Pushkaralu ghat stampede

Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi on tuesday expressed shock over the tragic stampede that occurred at the Pushkaralu ghat in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh.

By: | Published: July 14, 2015 2:43 PM

Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi on tuesday expressed shock over the tragic stampede that occurred at the Pushkaralu ghat in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh.

The official Twitter account of Rahul Gandhi’s office shared his message.

“Extremely sad to hear of the stampede in Rajahmundry that led to the death of several devotees.My deepest condolences to the families,” it posted.

“I hope adequate arrangements have been made to ensure the safety of all visiting pilgrims & devotees” it added.

At least 16 people have died and around 25 injured in the Rajahmundry stampede. The tragedy took place during the ‘Maha Pushkaralu’ festival.

Officials fear that the death toll is likely to rise as some of the injured are in a serious condition.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has instructed the officials to monitor the relief work. As per reports, Naidu is reviewing the situation from the control room set up at the venue.

Meanwhile, the Andhra Pradesh government has announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives in the tragedy.

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    ashok
    Jul 14, 2015 at 2:52 pm
    it is surprising that the p.m has also expressed shock over the incident yet this newpaper has put rahul hi in the headlines. he is simply the vice president of congress and yet his name get headline. the p.m. and c.m of Andhra have grieved the deaths but no mention of their names !
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      Bipin
      Jul 14, 2015 at 6:54 pm
      Rahul is such a small player in indian politics. He has done zilch for the people of india. Why is he getting mentioned in an article about the stampede? After feeling the shock what is Rahul going to do? Is he going to send money to help the victims or is he just going to sit in his mansion built by his parents and g parents and keep tweeting about how shocked he is? FinancialExpress is supposed to write about finances. But the biggest news of the day has turned out to be Rahul's shock. Next time when Rahul sneezes don't waste our time making us read about it.
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        Guntur Rao
        Jul 14, 2015 at 5:39 pm
        how is rahul hi relevant in a story about stampede in andhra? The w country is in shock. why talk about whether rahul hi is in shock?
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          Zeus
          Jul 15, 2015 at 9:19 am
          Well, that's what "So-Called Media" do...
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