Several injured in Dhankuta stampede

At least nine persons were injured in a stampede occurred at Dhankuta stadium this evening. The stampede took place in a crowd among the locals who rushed to attend a live concert of popular singer Pramod Kharel.
Some of the injured ones have been rushed to BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan for further treatment, the Emergency Unit of Dhankuta Hospital said.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Laxmi Prasad Adhikari confirmed that more than nine people have sustained injuries and are taken to hospital.
Entire events of the Dhankuta Mahotsav have been cancelled for today after the stampede, the organizer said.
Details of the incident are awaited. (RSS)