Thursday, 15 September 2016

Sports Minister Daljit bk visits Dasarath Rangasala Stadium

Posted by Anup Baral September 15, 2016 :
The Dasarath Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Tripureshwar, Kathmandu. Holding 17,800, it is the biggest stadium in Nepal. It is named after Dashrath Chand, one of four great martyrs of Nepal.This stadium’s history has a dark page. On March 12 1988 hailstorm started during a football game. With hailstorms in Nepal being very intensive at this part of the year and causing pain to unprotected people, most spectators from the uncovered stands rushed to the only grandstand with some roof. There was no room for them and so police forces started to fight the crowd off. In an attempt to flee the ground people then rushed towards one of the gates, but it had been closed after game began to avoid illegal entry. In a massive crush 93 people were killed with some 100 more injured. Despite its giant scale, this tragedy hasn’t received international attention.

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