11 electrocuted during TN chariot procession

Wednesday 04th May 2022 08:56 EDT

At least 11 people were killed after a temple chariot came in contact with a live electric wire in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur district. The electrocution took place near Kalimedu as the district was celebrating the Chariot festival. Fourteen people are under treatment at the Tanjore Medical College Hospital with minor injuries and two are critical. The 94th anniversary of the Upper Gurupuja was celebrated last week in the Kalimedu area when revelers were pulling the chariot by a rope. Eleven people were electrocuted after the chariot touched the high voltage power line. People said that there was water in the area when the chariot was being towed. Cars and chariots were used to carry images of Hindu gods on festival days when many devotees pull the cart.

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