Jammu : A minor altercation among some young boys led to the stampede at the Mata VaishnoDevi shrine in which 12 people “unfortunately” died, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh said.
At least 12 people were killed and 20 others injured in a stampede at the famous Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir triggered by a heavy rush of devotees, officials said on Saturday. January 1, 2022.
The stampede occurred near gate number three outside the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine atop Trikuta hills.Twenty more people were injured and majority of them are undergoing treatment at Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, the officials said, adding that the condition of four of the injured was stated to be “critical”.
The officials said the shrine was open and devotees were paying obeisance till last reports came in.