March 22, 2023

bareilly: Stampede at Congress marathon in UP, several girls injured | India News – Times of India

BAREILLY: Several children were injured and three of the minors had to be rushed to hospital after a stampede during a marathon organised by Congress in Bareilly on Tuesday.
They were discharged after administering of first aid. Nearly 5,000 girls had gathered to participate in the 5-km marathon as part of Congress’s ‘Ladki hu, lad sakti hu’ (I am a girl, I can fight) election campaign.
DM Manvendra Singh ordered an FIR against the organisers following a report submitted by the city magistrate that Covid norms were flouted. Bareilly SSP Rohit Singh Sajwan told TOI, “Permission was taken for the event. I’ve ordered a probe.”
Girls from various schools had participated and when the race started, about 50 girls fell on the ground after losing balance as those behind them pushed hard. They were rescued in the nick of time by organising committee members. The event was completed but nearly 100 girls skipped it soon after the race started.

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