Tamil Nadu: 11 Electrocuted, Including 2 Children In Temple Chariot Procession

Kalimedu: According to authorities, electrocution occurred during a chariot parade at a temple in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur district early this morning, killing 11 persons and injuring 15 others.

According to police, the incident occurred when the temple palanquin or temple car they were standing on collided with a high-transmission line at Kalimedu’s Appar Madam temple.

“The temple palanquin faced some obstacle while taking a turn when it came into contact with the overhead line,” officials said.

Officials say two of those killed were youngsters, and the injured have been taken to a local hospital for treatment.

On Tuesday night, April 26, the 94th Appar Gurupoojai (festival for Lord Ayyapa) was held. The event was attended by a large number of individuals from the surrounding communities.

When the temple chariot was being pulled through the streets by devotees, an electric wire became entangled in the chariot as it was being turned. This resulted in the electrocution of ten people, two of them were children. They all died on the spot.

Several people who were hurt in the event were transferred to a local hospital and are being treated right now. Because there were puddles of water all throughout the neighbourhood, the scenario was even more dangerous, and more individuals may have died as a result of the tragedy.

After the electrocution, approximately 50 people stepped away from the temple chariot, which was surrounded by puddles, averting a major loss of life.

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