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At least 20 die in Maharashtra on Ganesh Visarjan Day

Noise levels recorded in Mumbai hit a two-year high of 120 dB on the last day of Ganpati festival

Noise levels recorded in Mumbai hit a two-year high of 120 dB on the last day of Ganpati festival

On Friday, 14 people drowned and six others died in separate incidents during the immersion of Ganesh idols in Maharashtra. The police gave this information on Saturday.

Idols were immersed as part of the 10-day Ganesh festival that began on August 31 Anant Chaturdashi on Friday.

While sharing more details, the police said that four people drowned in Wardha district – three in Sawangi and one in Deoli, while two similarly died during an idol immersion in Yavatmal district.

Similar incidents were reported from Ahmednagar district, where two persons drowned in separate incidents in Supa and Belvandi, and the other two died in Jalgaon district of north Maharashtra – one each in Chalisgaon and Jamner. Went.

According to the police, one person each died in Ghodegaon and Yavat in Pune district, Dhule, Lonikand and Solapur towns of Satara district.

Meanwhile, four people were killed in a road accident during Ganesh Visarjan in Sakkardara area of ​​Nagpur, and a 55-year-old woman was killed and four others were killed when a tree fell on a Ganesh pandal in Thane’s Kolbad area due to heavy rains. Others were injured. on Friday.

Officials said that during the protest of the local people, a big tree was uprooted and fell on the pandal. Hindu ritual of worship Before taking out the immersion procession, the idol of Lord Ganesha is worshipped. The woman Rajshree Walawalkar was seriously injured in the accident and died on the way to the hospital. The duty doctor declared him brought dead.

Besides this, officials said 11 people, including a nine-month-old child, were injured when they were electrocuted during the procession after a power generator cable broke at Wadghar Koliwada in Panvel in Raigad district.

Conflict

Mild tension prevailed at Tofkhana in Ahmednagar district after a scuffle broke out between supporters of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray during an immersion procession. In Jalgaon, a group of people pelted stones at the mayor’s bungalow during a Ganesh Visarjan procession and a clash broke out between two groups in Pune’s Mundwa.

no untoward incident in mumbai

However, the 10-day Ganesh festival and the immersion procession went off peacefully without any untoward incident in Mumbai.

“#GaneshUtsav2022 was organized and celebrated peacefully, smoothly & enthusiastically in Mumbai. I thank all Mumbaikars, members of all Ganesh mandals and all devotees of Lord Ganesha, who followed all instructions and cooperated with Mumbai Police!,” tweeted Mumbai Police.

high noise level

Meanwhile, a city-based organization on Saturday revealed that the noise level recorded in Mumbai reached a two-year high of 120 dB on the last day of the Ganpati festival.

According to data shared by NGO Awaaz Foundation, the highest noise level recorded at Opera House in South Mumbai after midnight on Friday was 120.2dB. He said the music was stopped after a complaint was made to the Mumbai Police on Twitter. Whereas, the second highest noise level of 118 dB was recorded in Shastri Nagar, where people played drums, metal cylinders and loudspeakers, while 106 dB was recorded at Girgaum Chowpatty, where idols were immersed, the data showed.

In 2019, the city saw the most noise Immersion 121.3 dB, followed by 100.7 dB in 2020 and 93.1 dB in 2021.

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