BJP demands probe
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday demanded an investigation into the stampede that took place at the Allahabad railway station last night, and said those responsible for the untoward incident must be punished.
BJP President Rajnath Singh the incident would not have taken place had precautions been put in place from the very beginning.
"But there must be an investigation into the entire incident and also those responsible for it must be punished. I express my condolences to the members of the bereaved families," he added.
The injured are being treated at the railway hospitals and the SRN Hospital in Allahabad. It is, however, feared that the death toll may go up since the condition of some of the injured is said to be in a critical condition.
The preliminary reports said that the stampede broke out when the railing leading to a footbridge collapsed.
Image: Policeman and rescuers carry body of victim of stampede at Allahabad train station during the ongoing Kumbh Mela on Sunday