In three separate incidents reported from West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan on Wednesday, the heartbreaking news of deaths during the idol immersion (Visarjan) appeared, as the five-day Durga Puja celebrations came to an end. A total of 13 people were marked dead.
Following flash floods that occurred along the Mal River during the Goddess Durga idol visarjan in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri, seven persons were killed, and several others were reported missing. At around 9:15 PM, when many devotees had gathered on the banks, the occurrence occurred. “We saved about 60 people, 15 of whom were sent to the hospital. Five more deaths were discovered after the initial two, according to Jalpaiguri district magistrate Moumita Godara Basu.
The state has been receiving a lot of rain this week, which is blamed for the flash flood in the Mal river. The weather department predicts that the state will experience significant rain this weekend.
Another such incident was reported from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, where a 15-year-old kid and two teenagers, aged 19 and 22, died during the immersion of a Durga idol in the Yamuna River in Agra. According to sources quoted by news agency ANI, no one was discovered during the rescue effort that was conducted till late in the day.
A similar terrible Incident took place in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan, where six people perished in a rain-soaked ditch while taking part in the immersion of a Goddess Durga idol. News outlets stated that all six bodies were found during a rescue effort and would be handed over to their family members following an autopsy. Chuna Ram Jat, the superintendent of police in Ajmer, told media that residents frequently immerse idols in the ditch where the incident took place. The deceased entered what they believed to be a shallow ditch, but it was deep, and they all perished, he said.