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Over 150 people injured in Jaipur on Diwali

Over 150 people were injured and 74 incidents of fire were reported across Jaipur on Diwali

jaipur Updated: Oct 31, 2016 16:55 IST
Press Trust of India
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Women light earthen lamps at Ramchandran Ji temple on Diwali in Jaipur on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Over 150 people were injured and 74 incidents of fire were reported across Jaipur on Diwali, authorities said on Monday.

A total of 169 cases were reported to the SMS Hospital since Sunday, which included cases of accidents, burn injuries and others.

“49 people received burn injuries and were brought to the hospital last night. Of them, two men were admitted and the remaining given primary treatment,” the doctor on duty at the emergency of SMS Hospital said. At least 68 of the cases were of accidents, the hospital sources said. A few more cases were reported in other hospitals.

Chief fire officer Dinesh Verma said 74 cases of fire were reported last night though no major incident occurred.

“Fires broke out in shops, houses and godowns and fire brigades ferried water nearly 250 times. However, no major fire incident was reported and no one injured in these incidents,” he said.

Minister of state for finance, Arjun Ram Meghwal offers sweet to air force jawans on Diwali in Bikaner on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

Additional DG (law and order), NRK Reddy said there was no report of any untoward incident in the state during Diwali.

“The festival of Diwali was peaceful,” he said. Elaborate security and traffic arrangements were in place with the deployment of additional policemen for the festival.

Uri attack martyr Nimb Singh's family celebrating Diwali in Beawar on Saturday. (PTI Photo)
Foreign tourists celebrate Diwali in Pushkar on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

First Published: Oct 31, 2016 16:55 IST