By: Pune Pulse
July 18, 2023
Pune: Pune Zilla Parishad (ZP) has clarified that on July 17 there was no stampede at Jejuri Temple. However, four devotees, who were waiting for the darshan sustained minor injuries and are currently undergoing treatment at a hospital.
As per information, more than 4 lakh devotees were present during ‘Somavati Amavasya’ at Jejuri temple on Monday. A news article claimed that a stampede-like situation arose at the temple in which four people were injured. However, the ZP officials have denied the claims.
Ayush Prasad, CEO, Pune Zilla Parishad said, “Stampede is defined as a situation in which a large number of people start running in the same direction due to a single trigger. However, nothing of this sort happened on Monday in Jejuri temple. Around 2 pm on July 17, four devotees suffered minor injuries while waiting in line for darshan. Immediately, medical emergency services were called and the patients were shifted to Jejuri rural hospital. Then, they were transferred to Anandi Hospital in Jejuri following initial treatment and stabilization. 2 patients have been discharged & the other 2 are still in the hospital. No one faced any serious injuries. All are out of danger as the best medical care is being given.”