Tue, Jul 14, 2015, 05:08 PM
Over two lakh pilgrims arrived at the main Rajahmundry Pushkar ghat today to bathe in the river and offer prayers early this morning. They believed that bathing at sunrise is very auspicious. As the whole crowd tried to get in at once, a stampede ensued, resulting in the deaths of 27 devotees due to suffocation. The police were unable to manage the sudden surge of crowds.