Man crushed to death during car festival

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

Police said a huge gathering had assembled at the temple premises and a number of devotees pulling the heavy car carrying the idol.

The ill fated people slipped over the bananas thrown at the car as offering by the devotees and came under the huge wooden wheel.

While the youth succumbed to injuries while he was being taken to hospital, the other two lost their limbs and admitted to Harapanahalli hospital.

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


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