New Delhi: Two people were dead and four others were injured when a huge chariot of a popular temple overturned at Papparapatti here, police said. The deceased have been identified as C Manoharan (57) and G Saravanan (50) from the district.
A senior police officer said, “The chariot overturned all of a sudden and two men who got caught under the chariot’s wooden wheel died.”
According to the information, the incident took place when the decorated chariot of Kaliyamman temple was being taken around important roads near the place of worship as part of Vaikasi festival.
Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin expressed condolences to the families of the deceased and announced a cash relief of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the deceased. CM Stalin also announced a sum of Rs 50,000 each for the injured persons, adding the money will be provided from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund (CMPRF).
According to the police, four persons have been injured in the accident and were undergoing treatment at the Dharmapuri Government Medical College Hospital.