In a dreadful and a terrible incident on Ganesh Visarjan in Madhya Pradesh, eleven out of twenty drowned after a boat in which people were using for Lord Ganesha’s idol immersion ceremony overturned in a river in Bhopal, rescuing other six.
“Two boats were joined together to keep the entire load afloat at Khatlapura Ghat in Bhopal, but they couldn’t take the weight. None of the people on the boat wore life jackets”, the police officer said.
A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the incident while Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath has assured strict action against the guilty. The state government has also announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to the kin of the deceased.
Anant Chaturthi, the festival which marks the end of the 10-day long Ganesha Festival draws a huge crowd of devotees. People say goodbye to their favourite Lord Ganesha with a heavy heart, accompanied by nostalgia and a lot of emotion.
COURTESY:- NEWS BHARATI