Vaishno Devi stampede:- 12 dead and 14 injured at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in J&K

A stampede at Vaishno Devi shrine occurred around 2:30 am on saturday as number of devotees have come to pay obeisance in the shrine on new year. Atleast 12 dead and 14 injured in this incident.

An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh would be given to deceased families who lost their family member and Rs. 50,000 to injured persons from PMNRF

A massive stampede occurred at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine on saturday morning. 12 devotees dead and 14 injured in this stampede. According to initial information, a minor altercation among some young boys led to the stampede at shrine.

This all incident happened around 2:30 am on saturday as number of devotees have come to pay obeisance in the shrine on new year but unfortunately it turned into stampede. The injured in this incident have been taken to hospital immediately.

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Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha ordered high-level probe into this incident. He shared helpline numbers of Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine board.

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Helpline nos:
01991-234804
01991-234053

Other Helpline nos:
PCR Katra 01991232010/ 9419145182
PCR Reasi 0199145076/ 9622856295
DC Office Reasi Control room
01991245763/ 9419839557

— Office of LG J&K (@OfficeOfLGJandK) January 1, 2022

Manoj Sinha expressed condolences to the families of deceased. “Deeply pained at the loss of lives due to stampede at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. My condolences to the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured.”, he tweeted.

Deeply pained at the loss of lives due to stampede at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. My condolences to the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured.

— Office of LG J&K (@OfficeOfLGJandK) January 1, 2022

“Extremely saddened by the loss of lives due to a stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Spoke to JK LG Shri @manojsinha_ Ji, Ministers Shri @DrJitendraSingh Ji, @nityanandraibjp Ji and took stock of the situation.”, PM tweeted after this incident.

Extremely saddened by the loss of lives due to a stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Spoke to JK LG Shri @manojsinha_ Ji, Ministers Shri @DrJitendraSingh Ji, @nityanandraibjp Ji and took stock of the situation.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 1, 2022

An ex-gratia of an amount Rs. 2 lakh would be given from the Prime minister’s National relief fund to the families of deceased who lost their lives in the stempede at Mata Vaishno Devi and Rs. 50 thousand would be given to the injured persons.

An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to the stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 1, 2022

LG Jammu and Kashmir spoke to Hon’ble Home minister Shri Amit Shah Ji. Briefed him about the incident. A high level inquiry has been ordered into today’s stempede.

Spoke to Hon’ble Home Minister Shri Amit Shah Ji. Briefed him about the incident. A high level inquiry has been ordered into today’s stampede.

The Inquiry Committee will be headed by Principal Secretary (Home) with ADGP, Jammu and Divisional Commissioner, Jammu as members.

— Office of LG J&K (@OfficeOfLGJandK) January 1, 2022

Manoj Sinha announced, “ex-gratia of Rs. 10 lakh each would be given next of kin of those who lost their lives due to stampede and Rs. 2 lakh to injured. Shrine board to bear the cost of treatment of injured.”

Ex-gratia of Rs.10 lakh each would be given to the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to stampede and Rs.2 lakh to injured. Shrine board to bear the cost of treatment of injured.

— Office of LG J&K (@OfficeOfLGJandK) January 1, 2022

Senior officials and representatives are present at the spot.

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