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A major accident took place due to the pressure of huge crowd during Mangala Aarti to be held at world famous Thakur Banke Bihari temple on Shri Krishna Janmashtami. In the accident caused by the crowd, 2 devotees died while 6 were reported injured. The injured have been admitted to various hospitals.
It is being told that thousands of devotees reached the temple premises for Mangala Aarti to be held once in a year at 1.55 in the morning on Shri Krishna Janmashtami. Two devotees died as the temple had many times more people than the capacity of the devotees. In the accident, Noida Sector 99 resident Nirmala Devi, wife Dev Prakash and Rukmani Bihar Colony resident and native of Jabalpur Ram Prasad Vishwakarma (65) died.
A heavy police force including DM, SSP, Municipal Commissioner was present at the time when the accident happened in the temple. Soon after the accident, police and private security personnel started evacuating the fainting devotees from the temple. The devotees who were injured in this accident were sent to Rama Krishna Mission, Braj Health Care and Sau Shaiya Hospital in Vrindavan.