The Kumbh Mela Sampede, 2013
10th February, 2013 36 people lost their lives in the Allahabad Railway station
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Police had resorted to baton- charging the crowd, which made them panic and led to the tragedy. There were 9 men, 26 women and 1 child among the dead.
The station, which has a maximum capacity of 40,000 people, waS thronged by millions, according to the administration
Railway Minister P.K. Bansal announced compensation worth Rs. 1 lakh for family of those who died in the mishap
Taking moral liability for the tragedy, Mohammad Azam Khan, then UP cabinet minister and Kumbh Mela in charge, resigned.
Manmohan Singh expressed his condolence for the mishap
1954 Kumbh Mela Stampede, Allahabad 1000 dead
2003 Kumbh Mela Stampede, Nasik 39 dead