3 children drowned during Ganesh idol immersion in UP

By Shefali Kohli -- September 10, 2022 7:27 am -- Updated:September 10, 2022 7:48 am

Unnao (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 10: In a tragic incident, three children drown to death while immersion of Ganesh idol in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao.

As per the reports, the children went to river Ganga to immerse the Ganesh idols when the incident took place.

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The police officials stated that, "Two children drowned to death, while a third died during treatment in Unnao. They had gone for the immersion of Lord Ganesh idols today in river Ganga in Kotwali Safipur area when the incident took place.”

Meanwhile, in another tragic incident in Haryana four boys lost their lives during the Ganesh idol immersions in Mahendragarh region.

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Over 20 people had gone for the immersion near a canal in the Jhagadoli village. Another 4 boys have been rescued from the spot, the officials added.

Ganesh Chathurthi festival came to an end on Friday. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with much pomp and zeal in several states across the country and 2022 marked the return of its celebration after 2 years of Covid-induced restrictions.

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Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha. It is one of the most popular Hindu festivals. It is celebrated for 10 days and it is believed that during this time, Lord Ganesha arrives on earth with his mother, Goddess Parvati and showers blessings on the people.

-PTC News

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