Hundreds Rush To Vaccination Centre In Bengal, 20 Injured In Stampede

Locals mentioned round 2,000 folks had gathered close to the vaccination centre in (*20*).


On the day when West Bengal vaccinated a file 11 lakh folks in opposition to COVID-19, a stampede at a vaccination centre in (*20*) district left round 20 folks injured. Locals mentioned practically 30 had been injured whereas the police put the determine at 20 and mentioned 5 of the injured are present process therapy at a hospital.

The incident occurred at a faculty, getting used as a vaccination centre, within the Dhupguri block of (*20*) in north Bengal. Hundreds of individuals crowded on the gates for the reason that daybreak from close by villages and tea gardens.

Eyewitnesses mentioned round 2,000 folks had gathered close to the centre and there was hardly any police deployment within the space.

When the police lastly arrived at 10 am and opened the gates, the group rushed in, working and pushing one another — a number of ladies with youngsters and aged folks fell to the bottom within the chaos. A police official was additionally injured whereas making an attempt to assist the folks.

The state of affairs was introduced below management after a big crew of police officers had been despatched to the spot. Locals additionally rushed in to assist take the injured to hospitals.

(*20*) superintendent of police Deborshi Dutta mentioned round 20 folks had been injured however 15 had been let off after first-aid and 5 had been admitted to the hospital. However, locals claimed that round 30 folks had been injured and eight folks had been admitted to completely different hospitals.  

An enquiry has been ordered into the incident.  

Meanwhile, the well being division at this time mentioned it had vaccinated the very best variety of folks in a single day — 10,99,437 by 7 pm. The determine may cross 12 lakh by finish of day, officers mentioned.


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