| 29 February 2024, Thursday |

India: 11 die after being electrocuted at religious parade

A religious parade in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, resulted in the death of at least 11 people, after being electrocuted

The accident, which also left several people injured, took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning in a town in the eastern district of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu.

The area is known for its heritage temples and architecture.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered 2 lakh rupees (or €2,450; $2,610) to the victim’s relatives.

“I hope those injured recover soon,” Modi wrote on Twitter.
What do we know about the accident?

Devotees of a Hindu temple gathered for a parade around midnight on Wednesday. The deadly incident happened after decorations of their pickup truck carrying the idol, or the chariot, struck an overhead high-voltage cable around 3.00 a.m. local time (2130 GMT), according to local media reports.

  • DW