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Odisha: 6 School girls injured in stampede-like situation at Puri Jagannath temple, hospitalised

While climbing the 22 steps of the temple at around eight o'clock in the night, suddenly a stampede-like situation arose, in which the girls fell unconscious.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Puri: A stampede-like situation took place in Odisha’s Puri Jagannath Temple on Monday evening. Six girl students were injured in the incident. Officials say that all the injured have been admitted to the hospital, their condition is stable.

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Around 70 students of Hridananda High School of Rasgovindpur in Mayurbhanj district had come to Puri on Monday for a picnic during the Christmas holidays, a police official said.

The students stayed on the beach throughout the day and in the evening they went to visit the temple. While climbing the 22 steps of the temple at around eight o’clock in the night, suddenly a stampede-like situation arose, in which the girls fell unconscious. After which the security personnel rescued him and admitted him to the hospital.

There were a large number of visitors at the temple during the day. The injured girls, students of classes 9 and 10, were later rescued and admitted to a local hospital.

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