5 devotees killed in stampede at Lok Nath temple in West Bengal

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In West Bengal, at least five devotees were killed and several others injured in a stampede at Kachua in North 24 Paraganas District today.

Thousands of devotees were assembled at Loknath Mandir in Kuchua on the occasion of Janmashtami.

According to official sources, the unprecedented footfall led to the incident. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has visited the hospital in Kolkata to see the injured.

The West Bengal Government has announced 5 lakh rupees compensation to the next of the kin of the victims besides compensation of 1 lakh rupees to the serious injured while 50 thousand rupees minor injuries. (AIR NEWS)