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Janmashtami 2018: 1 dead, 60 hurt despite safety guidelines

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | VRUSHALI PURANDARE
Published Sep 4, 2018, 12:48 am IST
Updated Sep 4, 2018, 12:48 am IST
The injuries and death are common during this process. 
Enthusiastic devotees form a pyramid to crack open the dahi handi on the occasion of Janmashtami in Thane, Maharashtra, on Monday. (Photo: Deepak Kurkunde)
 Enthusiastic devotees form a pyramid to crack open the dahi handi on the occasion of Janmashtami in Thane, Maharashtra, on Monday. (Photo: Deepak Kurkunde)

Mumbai: While there was celebration and competition of dahi handi groups across the state, there were few accidents reported in the city. A 20-year-old Govinda lost his life while climbing the human pyramid to break pots, whereas around 60 have been injured, out of which 40 are still admitted to civic, state and private– run hospitals on Monday, despite the safety guidelines issued by the high court on using knee and chest-pads to avoid any casualties. Most of the injured Govindas sustained fractures. Meanwhile people were also violating traffic rules by riding without helmet and triple seat on a bike etc. 

Govindas who suffered minor injuries were discharged from the hospital and rest are in stable condition, informed doctors. Dr Jayashree Mondkar, dean of Mumbai’s civic-run Sion hospital said, “A 20-year-old, Kush Khandare was declared brought dead. As per the primary information, he hails from Dharavi and he died due to an epileptic fit and not due to an injury.”

 

The injuries and death are common during this process.  In 2017, Supreme Court and Bombay HC restricted the participation of children below 14 years in Dahi Handi celebration. The Mumbai police cautioned revellers against making high human pyramids and advised Govindas to wear safety gears to avoid any injuries while falling during attempt to break pots.

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