Death toll in Mayawati’s rally stampede touches three; Rajnath speaks to UP DGP

New Delhi [India], Oct. 9 : As three people were killed and nearly 13 reported injured in the stampede at Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) national president Maywati's mega in Lucknow on Sunday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police S.

Javeed Ahmed, who apprised him of the situation. "Spoke to the DGP of Uttar Pradesh who apprised me of the situation in Lucknow in the wake of today's unfortunate accident," tweeted Singh.

"Deeply saddened to know about the loss of precious lives in a stampede during a rally in Lucknow today.

My heartfelt condolences to those who lost their loved ones in the stampede. I pray for the quick recovery of the injured," he further tweeted. Meanwhile Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh each next of kin to the victims.

Meanwhile, the BSP announced a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh each to the family of the people killed in the stampede. As per reports, people, including children, are missing following the stampede at the rally..

Source: ANI