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11 electrocuted, 15 injured in Mutt car festival in Tamil Nadu

The accident took place in Kalimedu village when the car touched the overhead power cable killing 11 and injuring 15

Wednesday April 27, 2022 10:08 AM, IANS

TN News

Chennai: Eleven persons were electrocuted and 15 others injured when the top of a car belonging to Appar Madam/Mutt touched the overhead power cable in Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday morning.

According to police, the accident took place in Kalimedu village when the car touched the overhead power cable killing 11 and injuring 15.

The top of the car touched the power line, which was about 30 ft high, at a road turning just before reaching its destination.



District officials rushed to the spot to carry out rescue efforts.

Police said while three people died on the spot, eight others who were severely injured succumbed to their injuries later.

Condoling the death Chief Minister M.K.Stalin announced a solatium of Rs 5 lakh to the families of the deceased.

Prime Minister Modi too has condoled the death.

"Deeply pained by the mishap in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. My thoughts are with the bereaved families in this hour of grief. I hope those injured recover soon", he said announcing compensation for the victims.

"Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the mishap in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000", he said.

Investigation into the accident is on.


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