Six Die After ‘Dak Kaanwar’ Hits High Tension Wire In Meerut, Many Others Injured
Meerut, July 16 (TNA) In a horrifying tragedy in Meerut, at least six persons were killed when the ‘Dak Kanwar’ they were carrying touched a high-tension electricity line. The Shiva devotees include a man and his nephew too. The mishap happened in the Bhavanpur police station area.
On information, the police rushed to the spot and immediately took the injured people to the hospital. It is being reported that the condition of many remains critical.
According to the information, Vishal, Ajay, Abhishek, Manish, Yogesh, Rohtash, Pradeep, Anuj, Vineet, Mahendra, Mohit, Prince, Himanshu, Suraj and Sachin had taken the holy kanwar. All of them were returning back to Shivalaya on Saturday with it when they were electrocuted in Rali Chauhan of Bhavanpur police station area.
As soon as the DJ running along with Dak Kanwar came under the grip of the high tension line, the Kanwariyas got electrocuted and many of them fell down. The deceased include Himanshu, Mahendra, Prashant and Lakhmi.
18-year-old Manish was also brought dead in the emergency of Meerut Medical College. The medical staff has confirmed Manish's death. Three badly burnt Kanwariyas have been admitted to Vedanta Hospital Shastri Nagar.