At least 20 persons were left injured in a minor stampede that took place at the famous Sabarimala temple on Sunday evening.
“20 Sabarimala pilgrims were injured in minor stampede at famous hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa. The injured have been admitted to Sannidhanam hospital,” says Pathnamthitta Collector R Girija.
According to another report, at least seven persons are said to have received serious injuries and are critical.
On Sunday, the hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa witnessed a heavy rush of devotees as the idol was adorned with the Thanga Angi jewels during the evening puja.
The procession starts from Aranmula Sree Parthasarthy temple four days before the Mandala pooja.
Reports said the stampede occurred when some people tried to jump the queue.
Earlier in 2011, a major stampede had broken out in Sabraimala on Makara Jyothi Day, killing 106 pilgrims and injuring about 100 more.
source — zee news
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