"Pained at loss of lives due to the stampede in Jharkhand. My thoughts & prayers are with the families of the deceased in this hour of grief," the PM said on twitter.

"I pray that the injured recover quickly. I spoke to CM Raghubar Das ji on the incident," he said.

Das apprised Modi of the incident over phone, an official statement said in Ranchi. Das also announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of those killed in the stampede.

Read More: Jharkhand CM expresses grief at loss of lives in Deoghar stampede, announces compensation of Rs 2 lakh

Today is the second Monday of the auspicious Shravan month when thousands of devotees from across the country visit Deoghar to offer prayers.

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