Nashik Kumbh stampede: 25 bodies identified

  • Press Trust of India, PTI, Nashik
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  • Updated: Aug 29, 2003 18:37 IST

Bodies of 25 of the 39 people who were killed in the stampede during the holy bath at the Kumbh Mela in Nashik were identified on Thursday even as the district authorities were making efforts to establish contact with the relatives of the remaining victims.

Additional Collector Vilas Patil said that bodies of 18 victims were claimed by the relatives and an initial assistance of Rs 5000 was disbursed to the kin of the dead.

Ninety four injured persons were being treated at the Nasik Civil Hospital and eight of them at a Municipal Hospital. Thirty others were discharged after treatment on Thursday morning, he said.

A separate ward has been set up at the Nasik Civil Hospital to identify bodies, Patil said.

Thirty nine pilgrims, including 28 women, were killed and about 140 were injured in yesterday's stampede and drowning in one of the worst tragedies during a religious gathering in recent times.

Meanwhile, Mahants and devotees offered prayers for the departed souls near the Ram Kund here on Thusday morning and also observed a two-minute silence.

Following is the list of 25 victims who have been identified so far:

Indiraben Vishnubhai Patil (54), Surat
Somadevi Shahidar Sharma (54), Jammu and Kashmir
Badhiyadevi Nagdirsa (50), Harisinghpur in Bihar
Liladevi Shardulsa Chaurasia (50), Dungapur in Rajasthan
Rakashyadevi Satpal Sharma (48), Nagar in Punjab
Borabai Unecha (60), Pune
Morabibai Unecha (50), Sadar in Karnataka
Bhagirathbai Gade (45) from Maharashtra
Kaniyabai Choudhari (45), Pune
Ramasheebai Swarajsinge (50), Taltali in Madhya Pradesh
Laximbai Kusuba (45), Shigranpur in Madhya Pradesh
Kalabai Kusba (50), Shiranpur in Madhya Pradesh
Shantidevi Bali (60), Kalkheda in Punjab
Sitadevi Singh (55), Patna
Kesaridevi Surekha (65), Kolkata
Undarmal Surekha (7), Samsi in Kolkota
Ramdulari Ramkian Singh (58), Nodis in Bihar
Sumitra (7), Nodis in Bihar
Shela Bala Mohanty (65), Kravid in Kolkata
Nemibai Tiwari (50), Nizamabad in Andhra Pradesh
Vanitaben Dekria (58), Gondal in Gujarat
Jamanaben Patel (50), Rajkot in Gujarat
Savitridevi (45), Feteput in Bihar
Vanmakabhai Rababri (28), Nasik
Samantabhai Rabari (28), Nasik

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