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UP: Man injured during Muharram procession in Lucknow after 'tazia' touches high-tension wire

The incident took place in the Aliganj area here. The injured is in a critical condition, police said.

Reported By: PTI Lucknow Published on: July 29, 2023 18:42 IST
UP: Man injured during Muharram procession in Lucknow after
Image Source : PTI UP: Man injured during Muharram procession in Lucknow after 'tazia' touches high-tension wire

A man participating in a Muharram procession here on Saturday sustained burn injuries when the 'tazia' caught fire after coming in contact with a high-tension wire, police said.

The incident took place in the Aliganj area here. The injured, Rinku of JJ area in Purania, is in a critical condition, they said.

"During a Muharram procession, a 'tazia' accidentally touched an overhead high-tension wire near the Purania railway crossing and caught fire. As a result, a man who was part of the procession sustained burn injuries," Assistant Commissioner of Police Ashutosh Kumar said.

Police teams deputed there handled the situation and took the injured to hospital, he said. Several Muharram processions were held, especially in the old city here, on Saturday.

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