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5 drown during Durga idol immersion in Ajmer

Five people drowned during the idol immersion of goddess Druga in Rajasthan’s Ajmer.

Five people drowned during Durga idol immersion in Ajmer. (Photo: Representative)

Five people drowned in a ditch filled with rainwater during the immersion of a Goddess Durga idol in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district on Wednesday, police said.

The incident occurred in Nandla village under Nasirabad Sadar police station where the youths had gone to immerse the idol.

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“They thought it was a shallow ditch and went down. But the ditch was deep and they all drowned,” Station House Officer Hemraj said.

The police identified the deceased as Pawan Raigar (35), Gajendra Raigar (28), Rahul Meghwal (24), Lucky Bairwa (21) and Rahul Raigar (20), police said.

The bodies were shifted to the mortuary of a nearby hospital for a postmortem.

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