As many as 19 people lost their lives in a stampede at Varanasi religious gathering. The situation went out of control when the people were crossing the Rajghat bridge, which lies between Varanasi and Chandauli
Police and rescue teams have reached the spot and the rescue work is been carried out by them. Apart from 12 people dead there are several who have got serious injuries.
Large number of people have gathered at a program to mark the ‘Gurudev Jayanti in Varanasi.