The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday ordered an inquiry into the stampede at Allahabad railway station and asked the railways to make proper arrangement to clear the rush of pilgrims, who have gathered for Maha Kumbh from all over the country.

At least 10 persons were killed and scores of others injured in a stampede at Allahabad railway station teeming with thousands of pilgrims returning after a holy dip at the Maha Kumbh.

“The state government has ordered an inquiry into the incident. The snan at Kumbh was completed without any problem...the unfortunate incident took place at the railway station. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered an inquiry,” SP spokesman Rajendra Chowdhury told PTI.