Kochi, Jan 17 (Agencies): The Kerala High Court, on Monday, directed the state government to file its report before January 20 on the Sabarimala stampede tragedy in which 102 people were killed.

Division bench comprising Justice Thottathil Radhakrishnan and PS Gopinathan directed the Police, Forest and Travancore Devaswom board to file reports regarding the reasons for the accident.

“We want to know what happened. Explain how the mishap occurred”, Bench, that is monitoring the affairs of Sabarimala during the festival season, said while giving the direction.

Court wants to know the steps taken by the government to provide help to the injured and also to those stranded in the area after the accident.

Court also wanted to know how the incident happened as there was already direction to take necessary steps to monitor crowd control.

The Crime Branch of the state police, which has begun its probe, has been stay put at the accident site and has started collecting evidences about what happened at Pulumedu, about 35 km from the shrine where the stampede took place on Friday night.