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Kullu Dussehra swing accident: 3 people, including 1 woman, sustained injuries after tyre falls on their head | WATCH

During the incident, two people from Delhi and a woman from Kullu sustained major injuries.

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Dussehra is celebrated with great pomp and zeal in India. From having good food to enjoying swings, people visit Dussehra fairs to mark this festival. But a horrific incident happened during International Kullu Dussehra Festival in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu when three people sustained injuries after a swing tyre fell on them on Wednesday at around 9 pm.

The video of the same is going viral on social media in which it can be seen that, as and when the woman stepped outside the swing, its tyre suddenly broke and fell on another woman standing nearby. During the incident, two people from Delhi and a woman from Kullu sustained major injuries.

The good part was that the swing was not moving at that time, otherwise, a serious accident might have occurred if it had continued to swing. At the time of the incident, people were getting off the swing. When the girl left the swing, the tyre touched her head and landed on another girl who was standing close by, and she fainted.

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The police rushed to the spot immediately after receiving the information about the incident. After reaching, the authorities sealed the swing. The police are conducting research thoroughly to find the reason behind the mishap.

Speaking about the incident, Additional Superintendent of Police Kullu Sagar Chandra said that the swing was sealed as soon as the information was received. The girl is undergoing treatment in the hospital as she has suffered a neck injury, while information about where the two tourists from Delhi went for treatment is not available.

A similar incident took place a few days ago in Punjab’s Mohali after a swing fell to the ground at the Dussehra fair, injuring around 20 people.

In another incident, an 80-foot effigy of Ravana fell on the ground in Haryana’s Yamunanagar during Ravana Dahan. The video of the incident is doing rounds on the internet in which it can be seen that people were standing close to the nearly-burnt effigy of Ravana when it started falling.

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MP: 6-yr-old boy, trapped in 400 feet deep borewell in Betul, dies, was pulled out by rescue team after 84 hours

The rescue team has tried day and night, but somewhere they got late, child’s uncle said, adding that if they had the resources to get the child out on the same day, he would have survived.

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MP: 6-yr-old boy, trapped in 400 feet deep borewell in Betul, dies, was pulled out by rescue team after 84 hours

The 6-year-old boy, who was trapped in a borewell in Madhya Pradesh’s Betul, has died. The body of the child was taken out after 84 hours. The rescue team reached close to the child at 3 am. The body could be taken out till 5 in the morning. The dead body was brought to the district hospital in Betul at 7 o’clock. The body had rotten due to water in the bore. A team of 5 doctors performed the post-mortem of the dead body.

The child’s uncle Rajesh Sahu said that the last rites will be performed at Tapti Ghat in village Mandvi. He added that they had thought that Tanmay would be successfully rescused out and that they would get their child back. The rescue team has tried day and night, but somewhere they got late, he said, adding that if they had the resources to get the child out on the same day, he would have survived.

After post-mortem, the family members left for Mandvi village with the dead body of the child. Officials from the administration have also reached Mandvi.

There was an injury in the child’s rib, chest congestion too

ADM Shyamend Jaiswal said that when Tanmay’s body was taken out, it had begun to decompose. In the information received, in the post-mortem report, chest congestion (chest tightness) and rib injury have been revealed. Financial assistance will be provided to the family for the funeral. Collector Amanbir Singh Bains said that the bore is 400 feet deep. The child was trapped at a depth of about 39 feet. The rescue team dug a 44-feet-deep pit parallel to the bore and after that a 9 feet horizontal tunnel was dug.

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6-year-old Tanmay studies in class 2 and fell into the borewell while playing.

61 NDRF and DSRF personnel were trying to rescue the child

Home Guard Commandant SR Azmi, who was supervising the rescue operation, said that Tanmay was trapped at 39-feet in the borewell. Considering the normal height of the child as three to four feet, they had dug a pit up to 44 feet. 61 personnel of NDRF and DSRF were engaged in building the tunnel.


School Education Minister Inder Singh Parmar inspected the rescue site in Betul. He also spoke to the parents of the child who fell in the borewell.

People of four villages had gathered to help

The people of Mandvi village where the incident took place as well as of 4 nearby villages have extended their helping hand. From free food to all kinds of arrangements are being made by the villagers for more than 200 people involved in the rescue. The villagers say that the administration is constantly engaged in relief work. Therefore, we are also extending cooperation to help at every level.

There will be an FIR against the farm owner

ADM Shyamendra Jaiswal said that getting the child out safely is a priority. After this FIR will be lodged against the farm owner. SDRF and NDRF teams are constantly trying to reach the child. Very hard stones are coming in the pit being dug, so there is difficulty in removing them. The child has not responded since Tuesday evening.

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is monitoring the whole matter himself, said that the administration has been instructed to take all necessary steps. On Wednesday, the officials told the CM that the NDRF-SDERF team is continuously working.

Child’s voice came from inside the borewell

The incident took place on Tuesday evening around 5 pm in Mandvi village of Aathner in Betul district. 6-year-old Tanmay was playing with other children. Meanwhile, he fell into the borewell of the neighbour. On this, the family members immediately informed the Betul and Aathner police.

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Cyclone Mandous completes landfall, will start weakening into deep depression from today

In the aftermath of cyclone Mandous, several trees have fallen, roads are waterlogged and even a wall collapsed in the T Nagar area of Chennai, causing damage to at least 3 cars parked near it.

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Cyclone Mandous completes landfall, will start weakening into deep depression from today

Cyclone Mandous that wreaked havoc in Tamil Nadu has completed the process of landfall and it will start weakening from Saturday, said the India Meteorological Department. It will further weaken into a deep depression on Saturday after landfall.

The cyclone Mandous had hit the Mamallapuram coast of Tamil Nadu late on Friday night. The coastal areas of the state have recorded moderate to heavy rains. Due to rain and storm, as many as 65 trees have fallen here within 3 hours and there was waterlogging in many places.

In the aftermath of cyclone Mandous, several trees have fallen, roads are waterlogged and even a wall collapsed in the T Nagar area of Chennai, causing damage to at least 3 cars parked near it. To much respite no person was present in these cars when the incident took place.

As many as 65 trees fell in 3 hours

The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has requested the citizens to avoid going out till the cyclone Mandous weakens. Around 65 trees have fallen in 3 hours and GCC is taking measures to remove them. Motor pumps are being used to remove water stagnation in the low-lying areas.

After landfall, Mandous will weaken into a deep depression on Saturday. Earlier on Friday, it had weakened from a severe cyclonic storm to a cyclonic storm. As soon as the landfall process of the cyclone started, heavy rains and strong thunderstorms started at some places in Chennai. In Pattinapakkam, Chennai, there was heavy rain and thunderstorm due to the storm.

The landfall process of cyclonic storm Mandous is underway in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and will be completed in a few hours, IMD said. Moderate to heavy rain is likely to be witnessed at a few places in Tamil Nadu’s Ranipettai, Vellore, Viluppuram, Tiruvannamalai, Salem, Kallakurichi, Tirupattur districts and Puducherry during the next 3 hours.

Red alert in many states

A red alert has been issued in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh regarding this. A holiday has been declared in schools and colleges in many districts of these states on Saturday. The Chennai-based Regional Meteorological Center predicted heavy to very heavy rain at a few places in Tiruvallur, Chennai, Chengalpattu and Kanchipuram districts in the next three hours.

According to the forecast of the Regional Meteorological Center, light to moderate rain is likely in Ranipettai, Vellore, Tirupattur, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Kallakurichi, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Tiruchirappalli, Karur, Erode, Salem. Light to moderate rain may occur over Namakkal, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Nilgiris, Dindigul, Theni, Madurai, Sivagangai, Virudhunagar and Tenkasi districts of Tamil Nadu in the next three hours.

At the same time, the Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert today in three districts of Tamil Nadu, Chengalpattu, Villupuram and Kanchipuram. As per the forecast, Cyclone Mandous may cause light to moderate rainfall at most places and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places. There was a possibility of torrential rains at different places in the north coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

NDRF teams deployed in 10 districts

12 teams of NDRF and State Security Force have been deployed in 10 districts of Tamil Nadu after the Meteorological Department’s alert. In view of cyclone Mandous, it has been decided to keep all schools and colleges in Chennai, Villupuram, Cuddalore and Kancheepuram districts closed on Saturday. Cyclone Mandous is likely to cross Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota coast by midnight today.

IMD issued a warning

Cyclone Mandous is likely to cross north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts between Puducherry and Sriharikota around Mamallapuram. Wind speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph is very likely today midnight or tomorrow morning. Deputy Director General of Meteorology (Regional Metrology Center on Cyclone) S Balachandran said that the wind speed is around 14 kmph. Strong winds with a speed of 50-60 kmph are blowing over Chennai and neighboring areas. Landfall process has started. Rain and strong winds will continue.

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Himachal Pradesh CM race: Pratibha Singh reaches Congress office to attend MLA meeting

On getting a clear majority in the assembly elections, Bhupesh Baghel, Bhupendra Singh Hooda and Rajeev Shukla have been entrusted with the responsibility of selecting the Chief Minister and forming the government in the state on behalf of the Congress high command.

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Himachal Pradesh CM race: Pratibha Singh reaches Congress office to attend MLA meeting

The confusion on next Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh is still on. However, slogans to make Himachal Pradesh Congress President Pratibha Singh the Chief Minister have echoed a lot in capital Shimla on Friday. The supporters of Pratibha Singh created a lot of ruckus by standing in front of the vehicles of the election observers at Chaura Maidan.

On the other hand, Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Pratibha Virbhadra Singh reached the Congress headquarters in Shimla for the Legislature Party meeting. Congress Himachal Pradesh in-charge Rajeev Shukla said that no series of meetings is being organized. The arrival of all the MLAs is awaited for the CLP meeting where a resolution will be passed, and the final decision will be taken by the party high command.

On Friday afternoon, when election observers Bhupesh Baghel, Bhupendra Singh Hooda and Rajeev Shukla left the hotel at Chaura Maidan and moved towards Raj Bhavan, Pratibha’s supporters stood in front of their vehicles.

Hundreds of supporters raised slogans at the Congress headquarters, Rajiv Bhawan and Holly Lodge, demanding that Pratibha should be made the new Chief Minister of Himachal. Police had to intervene to control the supporters. The situation at Chaura Maidan became tense for quite some time.

Moreover, due to the meeting of MLAs on Friday evening, tight security arrangements were made at State Congress Headquarters Rajeev Bhavan, Shimla. A large number of police forces were deployed. There is a ban on the entry of general public inside the headquarters and only MLAs and big leaders will be allowed in. Reportedly, Police have installed metal detectors to check those going inside.

On getting a clear majority in the assembly elections, Bhupesh Baghel, Bhupendra Singh Hooda and Rajeev Shukla have been entrusted with the responsibility of selecting the Chief Minister and forming the government in the state on behalf of the Congress high command. These leaders met State Congress President Pratibha Singh at a hotel located in Chaura Maidan, Shimla on Friday.

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