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Rajnath Singh assures all help to Bihar stampede victims


New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday telephoned Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and assured him of all help for those injured in Friday’s stampede in Patna.

"Had a telephonic conversation with Bihar CM Shri Jitan Ram Manjhi again this morning who apprised me of the latest developments," Rajnath Singh said in a tweet.

"Assured Bihar CM of all help from the center including the medical help and asked him to provide better medial treatment to those injured," he said in a subsequent tweet.

The home minister had also spoken to the Bihar chief minister last night after the incident. 

A stampede in the Bihar capital Friday night left 33 dead. The incident happened after as people were on their way home from the Gandhi maidan after witnessing the burning of the Ravana effigy as a part of Dussehra celebrations.

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