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During temple car festival at Vedaranyam killed a devotee

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A stampede during the temple car festival at Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam killed a devotee and left another with grievous injuries on Monday.

The incident took place after the two of them came under the wheels of the temple car during a procession. The deceased has been identified as Panchanathan, 65. Over a 1,000 people had gathered to witness the car festival of Malaimariamman temple at Vedaranyam. In the rush among devotees to pull the rope attached to the temple car, a couple of them fell down and the wheel on the left side of the car ran over them.

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The incident killed Panchanathan on the spot while Kumarasan, 64, who sustained injuries is undergoing treatment at the government medical college hospital in Tiruvarur. Vedaranyam police have filed a case in this regard and further investigation is on.

(source : TOI)

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