Stampede-like situation at PM’s rally in Bengal

Stampede-like situation at PM’s rally in Bengal

 Stampede like sitution during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally at the International Matua Maha Sammelan and Dharma Sabha at Thakurnagar in North 24 Parganas, Saturday, Feb 2, 2019. (PTI Photo/Ashok Bhaumik)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended his speech in a hurry at a public rally at Thakurnagar in West Bengal’s North 24 Paraganas district following a stampede-like situation at the venue. Some people have been reportedly hurt during the incident.

Even as the Prime Minister halted his speech for a while and tried to control the crowd but it was of no avail.

Several people were seen trying to cross over barricades at the rally ground and pushing the people in front of them in the process.

The situation reached such a level that police had to form a human barricade to prevent people from trying to get into the inner ring of the ground.

Police personnel and SPG were struggling to keep people from getting near to the no-man’s security zone near the stage.

Spectators at the rally said that suddenly there was surge of people at the ground which resulted in considerable chaos and many fell over.

Broken chairs and shoes were scattered at the venue following the incident.