Vaishno Devi stampede: They came to pray…

A rush of devotees at the Mata Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu caused a stampede in which 12 people were killed and 20 others injured.

Please click on the images for glimpses of what happened therafter.


All photographs: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Relatives carry the body of a victim at a makeshift mortuary in Katra.


IMAGE: Bodies of the stampede victims at the mortuary in Katra.




IMAGE: Devotees wait to purchase tickets to visit the Mata Vaishno Devi temple after the shrine reopened on Saturday morning.



IMAGE: Devotees return without darshan at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine.



IMAGE: Police personnel at the community health centre in Katra where the bodies of the stampede victims were kept.

Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/
Feature Presentation: Mahipal Soni/



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