19 killed, 11 injured in Ganpati immersion in Maharashtra – indiafastestnews.in


Mumbai In Maharashtra, 19 people are reported to have died during Ganpati immersion. Earlier 14 deaths were reported, but later four more people died. A woman was also among the dead. He lost his life when a tree fell during the aarti held just before the immersion. At the same time, 11 people were injured due to electrocution during immersion. Over 38,000 idols of Lord Ganesha were immersed in various water bodies in Mumbai till Saturday morning after the 10-day festival concluded in Maharashtra. Eight companies of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), one company of Rapid Action Force and 750 home guards have also been deployed, officials said. The Mumbai Municipal Corporation had provided immersion facilities in 73 natural and 162 artificial water bodies and around 10,000 self-help personnel were deployed.