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14 out of 135 pilgrims trapped inside temple rescued

india Updated: Sep 30, 2008 17:22 IST

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Fourteen people were rescued on Monday from the Gaiparnath Mahadev temple where 135 pilgrims were trapped when the ladder leading to the ancient shrine collapsed.

Two persons were killed while one was admitted to MBS hospital in a critical condition after the cantilever type of ladder, supported from one end, collapsed on Sunday due to heavy rush of pilgrims, official sources said on Monday.

Three cranes of Rajasthan Atomic Power Project and five fire tenders were pressed into rescue operation to evacuate the stranded people, most of them women and children.

Senior officials including District Collector Abhay Kumar and Police Superintendent Vishal Bansal were camping at the site to monitor the rescue operation, they added.

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