PM Modi expresses anguish over deaths during Thanjavur chariot procession


PTI, Apr 27, 2022, 10:25 AM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed his anguish over 11 people getting electrocuted during a temple chariot procession in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur.

The incident occurred when the chariot came in contact with a high-tension transmission line while reversing after facing an obstacle while taking a turn.

”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,” the prime minister said.

He also announced Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Find to the next of kin of those who lost their lives. The injured would be given Rs 50,000.

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