4 college students died and at the least 60 others have been injured throughout a stampede at a music live performance in Kerala’s Cochin College. Singer Nikhita Gandhi, who was headlining the live performance, mentioned she was heartbroken and devastated by the incident.
“Heartbroken & devastated by what befell this night in Kochi. Such an unlucky incident befell earlier than I might even go away for the venue for the efficiency,” she mentioned in an Instagram story.
“No phrases are probably sufficient to specific this profound grief. My prayers exit to the households of the scholars,” she added.
Nikhita Gandhi has a number of hits beneath her belt like ‘Burj Khalifa’, ‘Qaafirana’ and ‘Najaa’. She additionally sang a lot of the songs in Salman Khan’s lastest movie ‘Tiger 3’.
Officers mentioned the stampede occurred simply earlier than the singer was to come back on the stage within the open-air auditorium of the Cochin College of Science and Expertise (CUSAT) close to Kochi. Experiences mentioned entry was restricted to these holding passes however the scenario took a flip when it started raining. Folks ready exterior rushed into the auditorium to take shelter, resulting in a stampede, and a few college students slipped and fell.
“It was an annual competition, and from the brochure, we understood that it was held from November 24 to November 26. The musical occasion was organised at an auditorium with a capability of 1,000 to 1,500 folks. It was partially stuffed. However when the rains lashed immediately, the scholars rushed via the steps, resulting in the tragedy,” ADGP MR Ajith Kumar mentioned.
4 college students, together with two boys and two women, died whereas over 60 others are present process remedy at Kalamassery Medical School Hospital and another hospitals close by, in response to State Well being Minister Veena George.
Ms George mentioned that 4 extra college students have been in crucial situation.