Bhadohi Durga Puja Fire Incident: Death Toll Reaches 5, 64 Injured
Bhadohi: The death toll in the Bhadohi Durga Puja pandal fire incident reached 5 on Monday. Three children, including a 12-year-old boy, a 10-year-old boy and two women died, said Bhadohi DM Gaurang Rathi.
Over 60 people were injured after the pooja pandal caught fire when the Aarti was being performed at around 9 PM on Sunday night.
भदोही:औराई में दुर्गापूजा पंडाल आगजनी घटना
कुल भर्ती मरीज-64
1-अंकुश सोनी पुत्र दीपक
2-जया देवी,पत्नी रामापति उम्र-45पुरुषोत्तमपुर
3-नवीन उर्फ़ उज्ज्वल उम्र-10
5-हर्षवर्धन उम्र-8 pic.twitter.com/cZ5OooIx2o
— District Magistrate Bhadohi (@DM_Bhadohi) October 3, 2022
Around 300 people were inside the Pandal at the time of the incident. Though the exact reason behind the death is yet to be ascertained, a short circuit is believed to be the cause of the fire.