Saifai : Six people, including a zilla panchayat head, were harmed in a stampede at a Janata Darbar program by Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav at his ancestral town of Saifai here on Weekend.

Additional SP RamKishan Yadav said a sizable crowd had gathered in front of PWD guest House, where Mr. Yadav was addressing the janata darbar.

The main gate had to be closed to keep the crowd away. However when it was opened to permit a VIP car, people rushed inside creating the stampede, he said.

One person suffered a head injury.

Eyewitnesses said when the Chief Minister was meeting people and exchanging pleasantries with them, the crowd surged towards him and some fell down and got injured.

Some mediapersons covering the event were also injured, police said.

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