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Sunday, 03 August 2008

Punjab govt set up control room at Anandpur Sahib
ROPAR: Even as death toll in stampede at Naina Devi Temple rises to 146, the Himachal Pardesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has ordered a magistrial inquiry into the incident. Punjab government has set up a contgrol room at Anandpur Sahib in Ropar district.

Official sources said here that Divisional Commissioner, Mandi, has been named  Inquiry Officer. He would go into the cause of the incident, negligence on the part of officers, if any, and suggest measures to avoid recurrence of such incidents in future.

Punjab government has set up control room at Anandpur Sahib. All information about the killed and injured people can be obtained from phone no. 01887-232672

Naina Devi temple is adjoining Anandpur Sahib, Sikh shrine in Ropar district of Punjab. All the dead bodies have been shifted to Bhai Jaita government hospital Anandpur Sahib. 

B.Parshartha Deputy Commissioner of Ropar who is supervising the rescue operations  in Anandpur Sahib said that 146 dad bodies have been received so far. He said that injured persons have been admitted in Nangal and Ropar hospitals and some have been referred to PGI Chandigarh.

The incident has sent shock waves in Punjab since majority of te people killed in stampede belonged to Malwa region of Punjab. Large number of people from Punjab visit the temple during Navratras every year.

Deputy Commissioner said that post mortem of dead bodies conducted over night for which medical teams from all over Punjab have reached Anandpur Sahib.

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee(SGPC) has extended all help to the families of victims. People can contact Manager of Takht Kesgarh Anandpur Sahib for any help on his mobile 9814898516 or land line number 01887-232023. Baba Labh Singh of Karsewa said that transport facility would be provided to all needy people free of cost. All schools in Amnandpur Sahib would remain closed on Monday.

SSP Ropar Rajinder Dhoke who is camping at Anandpur Sahib said that police was giving all possible help to the civil administrtion in rescue operations.

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