10 injured in stampede during cultural event


At least 10 people have been injured in a stampede during a cultural function at the ‘Malyabanta Mahostav’ in Odisha‘s Malkangiri district, police said Wednesday.

The incident took place on Tuesday evening, they said.

There was a huge rush of around 40,000 people at the DNK Ground, which has a capacity to accommodate close to 20,000 people, police said. Three people, including a woman, suffered critical injuries, but their condition is stated to be stable, they said. All the injured have been admitted to the district headquarters hospital here.

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