1 killed, 2 injured in temple car festival

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Davangere, Karnataka, Mar 17 (UNI) One person was killed and two others seriously injured when they were crushed under the wheels of a wooden car, being pulled by devotees during Goni Basaveshwara car festival at Koolahalli in the district today.

Police said a huge gathering assembled on the temple premises for pulling the car, which carried the idol.

The ill-fated people slipped over the bananas thrown at the car as offerings by the devotees and got jammed under the huge wooden wheel.

While a youth succumbed to injuries en route to the hospital, the others, who lost their limbs, were admitted to Harapanahalli hospital.

All the three were yet to be identified, police said.


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