12 killed in stampede at Indian shrine

1000’s of devotees have been on the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu, northern India when the stampede occurred round 2:30 a.m. native time Saturday.

One other 16 individuals have been injured and have been hospitalized, mentioned Deputy Commissioner of Reasi Charandeep Singh.

The reason for the stampede has not but been established. A excessive degree inquiry has been ordered by Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha.

Tens of hundreds of Indians go to the shrine each day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned he was “extraordinarily saddened by the lack of lives attributable to a stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan. Condolences to the bereaved households. Could the injured get better quickly.”