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6 drown during Ganpati immersion in Maha

Ganpati immersion turned into a tragedy in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district when six people drowned during the ceremonies on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

india Updated: Sep 24, 2010 08:02 IST

Ganpati immersion turned into a tragedy in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district when six people drowned during the ceremonies on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

"The victims had gone to the Irai river to immerse the Ganesh idol when they reportedly lost their balance and were washed away in the waters," said H.G. Chandewar, police head of Urjanagar town in Chandrapur, around 170 km from Nagpur.

The victims have been identified as Rahul Ramesh Konbatturwar, Dharmaraj Anil Konbatturwar, Santosh Ramrao Bilare, Shalik Shravan Dhadse, Mansatram Shravan Dhadse and Avinash Anandrao Ramteke.

Following the incident, the local authorities tightened vigil over the immersion ceremonies in the region and kept the crowds at a safe distance.

Urjanagar is a township of the Maharashtra State Electricity Board and a majority of the people work in the power station nearby.