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7 Including Child Dead And Several Injured After ISKCON Return Chariot Comes In Contact With High-Tension Wire

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The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) of Kumarghat celebrated the return “Chariot Festival” at Kumarghat under the Unakoti district on Wednesday (28th, June 2023). A large number of people participated in the Return Chariot Festival. As per sources, the incident took place at Kumarghat around 4:30 pm when a chariot pulled by people came in contact with a high-tension overhead wire. Hon’ble Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha rushed to Kumarghat soon after the incident was reported to him.

“In a tragic incident, several devotees have lost their lives & some other people sustained injuries due to electrocution during Ulta Rath Yatra at Kumarghat today. My deepest condolences to the bereaved families who lost their near and dear ones in the tragedy. In this difficult time, the State Government stands by the side of the affected families”, Hon’ble Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha tweeted.

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