Over 20 hurt in stampede-like situation outside Hasanamba temple after claims of electric while in queue

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Women had to be pulled after they fell on each other while in the queue.

HASSAN: More than 20 women, who were standing in queue for darshan at the Hasananba temple here, sustained injuries after some of them came reportedly suffered an electric shock after touching a barricade, today afternoon. All were immediately shifted to hospital by the authorities and luckily, there were no casualties.

The women fell on each other in the chaos.

A stampede-like situation prevailed as women fell on each other after an electric shock. Women fell on each other even as they tried to move away from the place and were pulled out by other people. Chaotic scenes prevailed for some time near the temple due to this.

Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao checked on the injured at hospital.

With four more days remaining for darshan of the deity, there is a heavy rush of devotees. Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao, MP Prajwal Revanna, legislators Swaroop Prakash and Shivalinge Gowda visited the injured in hospital.
A health official said none of the injured were serious and there was no danger to their lives. The injuries were mostly due to the chaos, he added.

Chaotic scenes prevailed for some time outside the temple.

Superintendent of Police Mohammed Sujeetha said, “Some people who were standing in the free darshan queue suffered an electric shock. There was some chaos as people fell on each other, but nobody was seriously injured. The medical team immediately shifted the injured to the government hospital. All of them are out of danger”.

A power utility official, Maruthi, said there was some jostling after some people claimed that they suffered electric shocks when they touched the barricades.

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