J&K Principal Sec to Head the Probe Panel

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  • Three-member committee set up to probe the stampede incident.
  • Union Minister visited the injured.
  • Nearly 12 died in the stampede.

Vaishno Devi: After the stampede took away the lives of 12, authorities have stated that the pilgrimage will go on smoothly as per the SoPs.

The Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Raghav Langer said the bodies of four victims of the stampede were dispatched to their native places. A three-level probe was ordered by the centre said that it will help rectify flaws in the system. The probe panel will be led by J&K principal secretary sources reported.

Videos of mob crowding the Vaishno Devi temple premises floated on social media. People gripped panic as a heavy rush of devotees triggered a stampede in the early hours of the day. Union Minister Jitendra Singh visited the injured in the hospital.

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