Eight injured in Tundikhel stampede

Published On: January 15, 2024 06:40 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: At least eight people were injured in a stampede at Tundikhel in Kathmandu today. 

The stampede took place in separate programmes organized by the Magar and Tharu communities at the venue, marking Maghe Sankranti, the first day of the Nepali month of Magh as per the lunar calendar, festival, according to the District Police Range, Kathmandu. 

Spokesperson at the Kathmandu Police Range SP Kumud Dhungel said, "A large number of people from Magar and Tharu communities had convened at Tundikhel to observe Maghi festival. Eight people were injured when the stampede occurred all of a sudden."

SP Dhungel said that the stampede occurred when the people entering the venue and exiting from there jostled at the entrance all of a sudden. The injured ones have been admitted to the Trauma Centre at Bir Hospital for treatment, police said.




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