During Ganesh Visarjan accident in UP-Haryana, 11 people died due to drowning in the river

Publish Date: 10 Sep, 2022 |

There have been reports of tragic events occurring during Ganesh Visarjan in several locations in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. At least 11 people, including 4 children, drowned.  The rescue team undoubtedly saved many lives even though there may have been more incidents at this period. They are getting treatment at the hospital. In Haryana's Mahendragarh area, a canal claimed the lives of four children. A parallel idol immersion in the Yamuna river in Sonipat district resulted in the deaths of two teenagers. Seven more people drowned to death in Unnao and Sant Kabir Nagar in Uttar Pradesh as well.

Mahendragarh incident

The source stated that an idol measuring around seven feet long was being carried to Mahendragarh for immersion. Nine teenagers perished in the strong water current during this time. The district administration requested assistance from the NDRF, and a rescue operation was conducted. Four bodies were found during the rescue effort, while others were saved. Everyone who was saved has been checked into the hospital.

Sant Kabir nagar incident

Four kids who travelled to the Sant Kabir Nagar area of Uttar Pradesh to witness the idol immersion drowned in the Ami river. The incident happened near the Khalilabad police station in the village of Mohammadpur Kathar. The body was pulled from the river by the police with the aid of fishermen, who then sent it for an autopsy.

Unnao incident

Three persons, including two young boys, drowned after being swept away in the Ganges river during the Ganesh immersion event in the UP district of Unnao. The incident occurred in the Pariyar village area of the Safipur police station, according to the police. The strong current carried away five individuals from Makhi. including children, who had gone to the river. They were saved by those present, but two of them perished there and another youngster, Vishal, passed away in the hospital.


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