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Four Killed, Nine Injured As Crane Collapses During Temple Festival In Tamil Nadu

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Ranipet: In a tragic incident, four people have been killed and nine were left injured after a crane collapsed during a temple festival in the Arakkonam Taluka of the district on Sunday night.

The incident took place during the celebration of the Draupathi Amman festival at the Draupathi Temple.

According to senior officials, “the crane suddenly collapsed and three people died on the spot whereas one succumbed to injuries this morning, taking the total fatalities to four. Nine people were admitted to the hospital and are undergoing treatment,”.

The official further added that the crane operator has been taken into custody and an investigation is being carried out in connection with the case.

Ranipet Collector Bhaskara Pandiyan added that “There was no permission or intimation for using the crane at the temple festival. It is a private temple. Each year they used to conduct temple festivals but this year the very festival crane was used to garland the deity. An investigation is happening in this regard,”.

(With Agency Inputs)

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