Haryana: 4 Children Drown During Ganesh Immersion, CM Khattar Expresses Grief

Haryana: 4 Children Drown During Ganesh Immersion, CM Khattar Expresses Grief

New Delhi: Four boys lost their lives during the Ganesh idol immersion in the Mahendragarh region of Haryana, on Friday. According to an ANI report, 20 people had gone for immersion near a canal in the Jhagadoli village. Another four were rescued from the spot, officials said on Saturday. 

“Around 20-22 people had gone to a canal near village Jhagadoli in Mahendragarh for Ganesh idol immersion. During which many of them drowned in the river. As of now, 4 boys have lost their lives and 4 have been rescued safely,” said Mahendragarh DC JK Abhir said on Friday.

Haryana | Around 20-22 people had gone to a canal near village Jhagadoli in Mahendragarh for Ganesh idol immersion. During which many of them drowned in the river. As of now, 4 boys have lost their lives & 4 have been rescued safely. Rescue op underway: Mahendragarh DC JK Abhir pic.twitter.com/31mX76NdQr

— ANI (@ANI) September 9, 2022

Two other children drowned in the Sonipat region during Ganesh immersion in Sonipat. 

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar expressed grief over the tragic deaths of youths during the Ganesh idol immersion at Mahendragarh and Sonipat on Friday.

“The news of the untimely death of many people due to drowning in the canal during Ganpati immersion in Mahendragarh and Sonipat districts is heart-wrenching. We all stand with the families of the deceased in this difficult time. NDRF team has saved many people from drowning, I pray for their speedy recovery,” Manohar Lal Khattar tweeted in Hindi.

In a similar incident, two children drowned to death while one succumbed in the hospital in UttarPradesh’s Unnao during Ganesh immersion in the Kotwali Safipur area. The third child was declared dead at the hospital while undergoing treatment.

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“Two children drowned to death, while a third died during treatment in Unnao. They had gone for the immersion of Lord Ganesh idols today in river Ganga in Kotwali Safipur area when the incident took place,” said police on ANI. 

Several Ganesh idols were immersed in rivers, canals and other water bodies on Friday as the 10-day Ganesh festival concluded.

(With ANI inputs)