In Pics: How Chhath Puja celebration turns into a tragedy

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Updated: Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 15:34 [IST]
 

Patna, Nov 20: Hours after the tragic death of many worshippers during a stampede at Adalatghat on the bank of the Ganga in Patna, family members of the victims accused the management of not making proper arrangements for Chhath Puja.

The stampede occurred when panicked devotees rushed for safety after a make-shift bridge caved in at the ghat

After receiving the news over this tragic incident, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar cancelled all his programmes which were scheduled for Tuesday, Nov 20.

Condoling the deaths of the worshippers, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, "My wishes for Chhat Pooja to all ... however am deeply grieved to hear of the stampede in Patna for the Pooja and the deaths of many."

Here see the pictures of people celebrating Chhath Puja and how the celebration turned into a tragedy:

Chhath Puja celebration in Jaipur

Women pray to lord sun on the occasion of "Chhath Puja" at Galta in Jaipur on Monday.

Women devotees during Chhath Puja

Women devotees offering prayers to Lord Sun at river Yamuna on the occasion of Chhath festival in Mathura on Tuesday morning.

Chhath Puja in Mumbai

North Indian people perform 'Chhath Pooja ' worship of 'Lord Sun' at Juhu beach in Mumbai on Monday.

Chhath Puja celebration in Allehabad

Devotees offering prayers to Lord Sun during Chhath Puja" at Yamuna River in Allahabad on Tuesday.

Chhath Puja in New Delhi

Women offer prayers to Lord Sun on the occasion of 'Chhath Puja' near India Gate in New Delhi on Monday.

Chhath Puja in Noida

A devotee worships the Sun god during the Hindu religious festival Chatth Puja in Noida on Monday.

Many will be surprised to see the pathetic condition of Yamuna River.

Rituals during Chhath Puja

Devotees perform rituals during Chhath Puja in Kolkata on Monday.

Bihar CM celebrates Chhath Puja

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar offers holy water with his family members during Chhath puja in Patna on Monday.

Chhath Puja: The accident place

Crowd of devotees at Adalat Ghat where a bamboo bridge on Ganga river collapsed after a stampede during Chhath Puja in Patna on Tuesday.

Devotees after performing Chhath Puja

Devotees leave after offering prayers on Chhath puja in Allahabad on Tuesday.

Chhath Puja: Devotees after stempede

Chhath devotees mourn the death of their relatives in Patna on Monday. Many People feared dead after collapse of a temporary bamboo bridge on Ganga river in the city during the festival.

Chhath Puja: Injured taken to hosp

People rush an injured to a hospital in Patna on Monday. Many People are feared dead after collapse of a temporary bamboo bridge on Ganga river in the city during the Chhath festival.

Newly married performs Chhath Puja in Mumbai

A north Indian woman prays during 'Chhath Puja ' in Thane, Mumbai on Monday.

Nitish with Modi during Chhath Puja

Bihar Chief Minister and deputy Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi greet people on Chhath puja in Patna on Monday.


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