At least four people were killed and dozens injured in a stampede during a university concert in southern India.
Local officials said the incident occurred at the Cochin University of Science and Technology in Kerala on Saturday evening.
Arif Muhammad Khan, Governor of Kerala, said: “I am deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the sad death of four students in a stampede at the Cochin University of Science and Technology. My heartfelt condolences to their families. Prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured.” He said in a post on Xthe platform formerly known as Twitter.
At least 64 others were injured in the stampede of crowds. according to Multiple reports. Singer Nikhita Gandhi was supposed to perform at the Technology Festival, which was held in an outdoor hall on the campus.
“My heart is sad and devastated by what happened this evening in Kochi. Such an unfortunate incident occurred before I could even leave for the venue. There are perhaps not enough words to express this deep sadness. My prayers are directed to the families of the students,” Gandhi wrote in a statement. . Instagram.
Students stumble and fall during the stampede
Citing local law enforcement authorities, NDTV reported People were waiting outside the hall when it started to rain, and they rushed inside to take cover, leading to a stampede. A number of people slipped, fell and were run over.
According to Kerala Health Minister Veena George, the injured were transferred to local hospitals. At least four of the injured are in critical condition.
The university canceled several events scheduled for Sunday.
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