Two women have been killed and 20 others injured in a stampede during the Puri Rath Yatra 2015. The stampede occurred during the pulling of the chariots of the deities – Lord Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra – between the market and Balagandi Chhaks areas.

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“We came to know from hospital sources that one woman, about 65 years old, was killed while some have sustained serious injuries,” Director General of Police Sanjeev Marik told. The police later confirmed the death of another woman in the incident. Two people who were critically injured were taken to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, while the others are being treated at a local hospital in the city.

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