Tamil Nadu Of Thanjavur Of At least 11 people were killed when lightning struck a temple in Kalimadu. Several devotees were injured in the accident and have been admitted to a nearby hospital. Prime minister Narendra Modi has also expressed grief over the accident. The PM said that he is deeply saddened by the accident in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. My condolences to the bereaved families. I hope the injured get well soon. Apart from this, PM Modi also offered condolences to the families of the deceased. PNRF announced Rs 2 lakh each. Along with this, 50-50 thousand rupees have been announced for the injured.
PM Modi expressed grief
Chief Minister MK Stalin announced Rs 5 lakh
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has ordered financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to the families of those killed in a chariot accident at Kalimedu village in Thanjavur district. According to the information received, the Chief Minister will reach the accident site at 11:30 am today.
The 94th Upper Gurupuja festival was being celebrated in the temple.
The 94th Upper Gurupuja festival is being celebrated at the Kalimedu temple, which is witnessing huge influx of devotees from the surrounding areas since Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the traditional Rath Yatra took out on the streets of the city on Wednesday morning. The devotees involved in the program were pulling the chariot of the temple from the road, when 11 people including 2 children died on the spot due to electrocution in the moving chariot. After this, many people injured by the current were taken to the hospital, where they are being treated.