Twenty seven devotees have died and several others have been injured in a stampede during Godavari Pushkaram festival in Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. The injured were brought to Rajahmundry government hospital, where the condition of some of them is stated to be critical.
Manchu Mohan Babu took the media to express his pain at the loss of lives. He said, “I was shocked after listening to the unfortunate incident even after all the precautions taken and monitored by the government. My condolences to the families of the deceased and prayers with the injured. We are rushing medical teams to help the victims. Our government will help those victims. Request people not to panic and head to other ghats to avoid overcrowding at a single ghat.”