Old woman dies in stampede for free flour in Muzaffargarh
March 26, 2023 01:54 AM
An old woman who came to collect a free flour bag died in a stampeded at a flour distribution centre in tehsil Jatoi, district Muzaffargarh on Saturday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
According to rescue officials, an old woman, Zohra Mai, w/o Allah Ditta and r/o Basti Arif, tehsil Jatoi, came to get a free flour bag at a flour distribution centre. But a large number of people were already gathered there. She, too, entered the rush to get the handout. But she was pushed and shoved by the crowd during a stampede for free flour. The old lady collapsed and died soon.
Deputy Commissioner Agha Zaheer Abbas Shirazi took notice of the incident and ordered an inquiry into the incident.
Government is giving free flour to the underprivileged under the Ramadan package.
Millions of low-income families across the country have been registered under the scheme.
Reporter Aamir Dogar