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Uttar Pradesh: 5 Electrocuted after touching high-tension wire during Barawafat procession in Bahraich

Due to the current in the procession, a stampede also broke out, due to which the happiness of a moment turned into mourning. This case is of Masukpur in Nanpara area.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Bahraich/UP: A major accident has happened during the procession of Barafat in Bahraich, UP. During the procession, 6 people have died and 2 people have been injured due to high voltage current. According to the information received, due to the current in the procession, a stampede also broke out, due to which the happiness of the moment turned into mourning. This case is of Masukpur in Nanpara area.

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The incident took place after the men came in contact with an iron rod with a high-tension wire which was fitted on the procession cart.

Four of the five victims died on the spot, while the last person who was referred to Lucknow for treatment succumbed to his injuries on the way.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the loss of life during a procession in Bahraich. He expressed his condolences to the bereaved families.

Along with this, he also instructed the district magistrate and senior police officers to immediately reach the spot.

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