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6 Dead, 17 Injured in Tragic Arsenal Power Line Incident



6 Dead, 17 Injured in Tragic Arsenal Power Line Incident
Image source: Defi Media

This is the tragic toll of the incident that occurred at Arsenal where the kanwar of the Trikaal Sena group, in Triolet, struck a high-voltage power line late Sunday afternoon.

The six victims are:

Nilesh Mootiah, 20 years old, Dispensary Road, Triolet

Abaye Boojeedhur, New Market Road, Triolet

Luvesh Jagdhur, 18 years old, Morcellement St-André

Keshav Doomun

Luvalesh Seedoyal, 20 years old, Dispensary Road, Triolet

Avinen Soobrayen, 20 years old, Fleury sur Mer, Trou-aux-Biches.

The Trikaal Sena group consisted of around forty pilgrims. They were on their way to Grand-Bassin for the Maha Shivaratri pilgrimage.

Among the injured is a 16-year-old teenager, whose condition is considered serious. The other injured are also receiving treatment at the North hospital.

Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said he was devastated by this tragedy. Last year a similar incident occurred at Mare-Longue, resulting in two deaths.

The National Task Force is urging pilgrims to adhere to safety instructions, especially regarding the size of the kanwars.

Following decision taken by the Hindu House, the cultural programs scheduled at Ganga Talao this Monday, 4th March as part of the Maha Shivaratri pilgrimage have been cancelled.

Source: Defi Media / Le Mauricien

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