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19 dead in Ganesh idol immersion mishaps in Maharashtra

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19 die in Ganesh idol immersion mishaps in Maharashtra

New Delhi: Nineteen people have reportedly died in different incidents happened during the immersion of Ganesh idols in parts of Maharashtra.

According to police, 14 of them died due to drowning. In Wardha district three persons drowned at Sawangi, while another one drowned at Devli, an official said.

Officials said that two persons drowned in a pond in Yavatmal district when they went for immersion of idols while the other two died of drowning in Ahmednagar district, in separate incidents at Supa and Belvandi, he said, adding that two others died in Jalgaon district of north Maharashtra.

One each died in Pune’s rural part, Dhule, Satara and Solapur city. Besides, four persons died in a road accident at Sakkardara area of Nagpur city during the immersion.

A civic official said that a 55-year-old woman in Thane was killed and four others injured after a tree collapsed on a Ganesh pandal in Kolbad area amid rains.

In another incident, at least 11 persons were injured after suffering an electric shock at Panvel in Raigad district during a procession.

The 10-day Ganesh festival, which had started on August 31, ended on Friday.

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