Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister said he was 'deeply saddened over the loss of lives' in his parliamentary constituency. He assured help to all those affected. He also announced a solatium of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those injured.
Deeply saddened by the loss of lives in the stampede in Varanasi. Condolences to the bereaved families. Prayers with those injured: PM Modi
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav also extended an ex gratia of Rs five lakh each to next of kin of those killed and free treatment to the injured, who have been admitted to different hospitals in Varanasi and Chandauli. Yadav also announced free treatment to the injured, who have been admitted to different hospitals in Varanasi and Chandauli district.
A magisterial inquiry has also been ordered by the chief minister into the incident.