Stampede at Chandaneswar fair, 30 injured

Bhogarai: In an unfortunate incident, more than 30 people were injured in a stampede at the annual Chadak mela at Chandaneswar of Balasore district on Thursday night.

As per reports the incident occurred when thousands of devotees turned up at the holy shrine of Lord Chandaneswar and were offering puja last night. The right side barricade of the temple collapsed, which in turn created chaos among the devotees and resulted in a stampede.

The injured have been admitted to the neighboring Digha hospital of West Bengal.