Maharashtra News: 20 died, 11 injured during Ganpati immersion in Maharashtra

Pankaj Prasad
Maharashtra Ganpati Immersion
Maharashtra Ganpati Immersion

The 10-day Ganesh festival, which began on August 31, concluded on Friday.

At least 20 people died in various incidents during the immersion of Ganesh idols in different areas of Maharashtra , out of which 14 died due to drowning, while 4 people died in road accidents. One died due to falling of tree. This information was given by the police.

14 people died due to drowning during Ganesh immersion

It is to be known that the 10-day Ganesh festival , which started from August 31, concluded on Friday. Three people drowned in Sawangi in Wardha district of the state, while another drowned in Deoli, a police official said. He said that two persons who had gone for idol immersion in Yavatmal district drowned in the pond. Two persons died due to drowning in separate incidents at Supa and Belwandi in Ahmednagar district of the state, while two others died in Jalgaon district of the state, the official said. He said that one person each died in the countryside of Pune, Dhule, Satara and Solapur cities.

Four killed in road accident

Four people died in a road accident during the immersion of Ganesh idol in Shakkardara area of ​​Nagpur city, a police officer said. A 55-year-old man was killed in the incident when a tree fell on a Ganesh pandal amid rain in Thane's Kolbad area, a civic body official said. He said that the incident happened on Friday night.

11 people including 9 year old girl injured due to electric shock

Meanwhile, 11 people, including a nine-year-old girl, were injured in an electric shock in Raigad's Panvel, another official said. He said that the incident took place on Friday evening at Vadghar Koliwada. At the same time, during the immersion of the idols, incidents related to law and order also took place at many places. A scuffle broke out between the supporters of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde at Artillery in Ahmednagar district, the official said. A group of people pelted stones at the Mayor's bungalow during the immersion of Ganesh idol in Jalgaon.