Stampede: CM calls on injured, praises officials
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday patted his officers, particularly the medical team, for doing a great job after the stampede at Allahabad railway station. Thirty-six Kumbh pilgrims were killed and 39 injured on Sunday.
Following his arrival, Yadav visited the railway station. He then went to meet the injured at Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital.
"I have met the injured and asked them if they were being taken care of properly. All of them said there were no complaints. I thank the doctors for having done a great job. Be it the roads, the bridges and other things, our officers, right from the Inspector General to the Commissioner and the District Magistrate have been working very hard," Yadav said.
He distributed cheques of Rs 1 lakh each to the injured, besides giving them Rs 5,000 in cash. He said the next of the kin of the dead would be given cheques of Rs 7 lakh each.
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