Published By: Kavya Mishra
Last Updated: October 24, 2023, 23:28 IST
The incident occurred at Bodhanwala ghat under Bistupur. (Representational Photo: ANI)
The incident occurred at Bodhanwala ghat under Bistupur police station when the truck was negotiating a slope
Two persons were killed and four others suffered injuries on Tuesday when a truck fell on the people who were in a procession for immersion of the idol of goddess Durga in Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur city on Tuesday evening, Health Minister Banna Gupta said.
The incident occurred at Bodhanwala ghat under Bistupur police station when the truck was negotiating a slope.
Two persons died in Tata Main Hospital where four other injured are under treatment, the health minister said in a statement issued after visiting the healthcare facility.
The condition of two of the injured is stated to be serious.
All the victims were members of the Kitadih Puja Committee in the Bagbera area here, police said adding that they were in the immersion procession.
Gupta asked East Singhbhum District Civil Surgeon Dr Jujhar Majhi and the hospital authorities to ensure proper treatment of the injured.
Chief Minister Hemant Soren condoled the death of the two persons during the immersion of the idols.
“May God grant peace to the departed souls and give strength to the bereaved family members to bear this grief. The district administration is providing medical aid to the injured people. I wish speedy recovery to all the injured.”
The district administration appealed to the devotees to take care of their safety on a priority basis during the immersion.
A huge crowd thronged the roads of Steel City here to witness immersion processions taken out by over 200 community Durga puja committees.
Immersion of idols is underway in different ghats amid tight security. While divers were engaged in ghats as a precautionary measure, the police are using drones to keep a vigil on miscreants.
(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)