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Haridwar stampede: PM sanctions Rs one lakh for kin of dead

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today expressed grief over the loss of lives in a stampede in Haridwar in Uttarakhand and sanctioned Rs one lakh for the kin of those killed.

delhi Updated: Nov 08, 2011 18:27 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday expressed grief over the loss of lives in a stampede in Haridwar in Uttarakhand and sanctioned Rs one lakh for the kin of those killed.

He also sanctioned Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured, a PMO spokesman said.

"The Prime Minister is grieved to learn about the loss of lives in the Haridwar stampede," the spokesman said.

The stampede occurred this morning during a religious ceremony when thousands of devotees tried to enter a temple at Chandidweep Ghat near Har Ki Pauri.