Media misreports woman's death in Hyd Gymkhana stampede

Several news channels ran breaking news about the woman's death.

By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on  23 Sep 2022 11:01 AM GMT
Media misreports womans death in Hyd Gymkhana stampede

Hyderabad: Media outlets and social media users have claimed that a woman died after a stampede broke out at the Gymkhana Ground in Secunderabad when a huge crowd gathered to buy tickets for the T20 match between India and Australia, scheduled for 25 September.

Several news channels ran breaking news about the woman's death.

NTV Sports reported that "a woman died in the stampede at the Gymkhana Ground." (Translated)


TV9 Telugu reported that "a woman died in a stampede." (Translated)


TV9 Bhartavarsh Hindi also reported that "a woman died after a stampede in Hyderabad."


The same was misreported by Sakshi TV and Crictoday.




A Twitter user also claimed that a "55-year-old woman died in Hyderabad at gymkhana grounds."


Click here to access the post.

Fact Check

NewsMeter received a statement from the joint commissioner of police of special branch that no one died in the stampede which broke out at the Gymkhana Grounds in Secunderabad on 22 September after a huge crowd gathered to buy tickets for the India-Australia T20 match. Around 20 cricket fans were injured in the incident and a couple of them fainted. The Hyderabad police had to resort to lathi-charge to control the crowds.

A female police officer's timely intervention saved the life of a woman who had fallen on the ground at the stampede. Constable Naveena from the Begumpet police station saved the woman by giving Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). According to the constable, the woman fell down and there were around 50 people on her. "I tried CPR for 2-5 minutes, but I was scared when she did not respond," she said and added, "We immediately cleared the scene. We thought she had died, but fortunately, we could save her."

Seven people were admitted to the hospital after they were injured in the stampede. Two were discharged on Thursday, and five are undergoing treatment as they suffered fractures and soft tissue injuries.

Asianet News also reported that the police have declared that there is no truth in the report that a woman died in the stampede at the Secunderabad Gymkhana Ground.

Hence, the claim that a woman died at the Gymkhana Ground stampede is false.

Claim Review:A woman died at the Gymkhana stampede in Hyderabad.
Claimed By:Media Outlets, Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media, YouTube
Claim Fact Check:False
Next Story
Share it