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6, Together with 2 Youngsters, Die By Electrocution Throughout Rath Yatra In Tripura

The injured have been rushed to a close-by hospital.


A minimum of six folks, together with two youngsters, have been killed and 15 others injured after a chariot got here into contact with an overhead high-voltage electrical wire in Tripura’s Unakoti district at the moment.

In accordance with the police, the incident passed off through the “Ulto Rath” procession, which is the ‘return’ journey of the Hindu god Jagannath and his two siblings after the annual Rath Yatra competition. The chariot was product of iron and was closely adorned. When it got here into contact with an overhead electrical wire, it induced a surge of electrical energy, killing six on the spot. 

The injured have been rushed to a close-by hospital, the place a lot of them are mentioned to be in vital situation. The police have launched an investigation into the incident and are attempting to find out how the chariot got here into contact with an electrical wire. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the deaths and introduced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh from the Prime Minister’s Nationwide Aid Fund (PMNRF) to the households of the victims. Rs 50,000 was allotted for these injured within the incident

“The mishap through the Ulta Rath Yatra at Kumarghat is saddening. Condolences to those that have misplaced their family members on this mishap. Could the injured get better quickly. The native administration is offering all attainable help to these affected,” the Prime Minister’s Workplace (PMO) tweeted.

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha traveled by practice to Kumarghat to satisfy with the injured individuals concerned within the tragedy.

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