Kolhapur: Three persons were killed on Wednesday and ten others injured, three of them seriously, in a mishap during a tug of war at the rathyatra here, police said. The incident took place around at 9 am in Chandgad tehsil in Turkewadi, where a yatra of goddess Laxmi was arranged by villagers after a span of 11 years, they said.

The tug of war for pulling the 'Rath' (chariot) was on when its rope broke away and victims got crushed under its speeding wheel creating panic in the area.

The deceased were identified as Vitthal Dattu Chavan (40), Subhash Oulkar (45), and Kanhoba Atmaram Chavan (38).

Eleven others were injured at this panic moment. The injured have been admitted to a Hospital in Belgaum, police added.


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