At least 11 people, including children, died after they were electrocuted during Appar temple chariot procession in Kalimedu of Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu. Fifteen others have been seriously injured in the incident.
The incident took place when the temple car was negotiating a turn and faced some obstacle before being reversed when it came in to contact with a overhead high tension transmission line, news agency PTI reported police and eye witnesses as saying.
The people who were standing on the chariot were thrown in the impact. Visuals show that the chariot got completely damaged in the impact. Emergency services and district officials rushed to the spot after getting the information about the incident.
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"FIR was registered in the matter," news agency ANI quoted V Balakrishnan, Inspector General of Police, Central Zone, Tiruchirappalli as saying. The injured were rushed to the Thanjavur Medical College.
With inputs from agencies