A minimum of 11 other folks died and 15 others have been injured after electrocution all over a chariot procession at a temple in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur district early this morning, police stated.
Police stated the incident took place when the temple palanquin or temple automotive they have been status on got here into touch with a high-transmission line at Appar Madam temple in Kalimedu.
“The temple palanquin confronted some impediment whilst taking a flip when it got here into touch with the overhead line,” officers stated.
Two amongst the ones killed have been youngsters, officers stated, including that the injured were admitted to the within reach medical institution for remedy.
“A case has been registered within the subject and investigation is underway,” stated V Balakrishnan, Inspector Common of Police, Central Zone, Tiruchirappalli.
A senior police legit advised NDTV that usually energy line alongside the temple automotive direction is grew to become off to keep away from any untoward incident.
“Then again, the palanquin used to be no longer tall sufficient to the touch the high-transmission line, and thus the ability provide used to be no longer grew to become off this time. However it kind of feels the ornamental construction greater the peak of the palanquin, and because of this, it got here into touch with the reside cord,” the legit stated.
A video of the incident presentations the chariot used to be totally destroyed after entering touch with the reside cord.
Tamil Nadu Leader Minister M Okay Stalin expressed his condolences to the bereaved households and stated he used to be “deeply pained”. Mr Stalin introduced a reimbursement of Rs 5 lakh every to the households of those that have been killed within the incident.
The Leader Minister additionally urged the government to make sure the most efficient remedy for the injured.