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Karnataka: 17 injured as electric shock triggers stampede at Hassan's Hasanamba temple

An electric shock near Hasanamba temple caused panic in the Dharma Darshan queue, resulting in minor injuries and a chaotic stampede. The incident, sparked by an LED screen accident, prompted distress among devotees, delaying temple proceedings but leading to no major calamity.

BREAKING: Electric shock triggers stampede at Hasanamba temple in Karnataka vkp
First Published Nov 10, 2023, 2:33 PM IST

An unsettling incident unfolded near Hasanamba temple, leading to a chaotic scene resulting in minor reported injuries due to an electric shock and subsequent stampede. The episode saw a video circulating widely, showing distressed women in the midst of the chaos near the Dharma Darshan queue.

The incident occurred when individuals encountered an electric shock and some collapsed, causing a chain reaction leading to panic. Women in the queue rushed, falling over one another as locals assisted some affected individuals.

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The cause of the chaos stemmed from an accident involving an LED screen installation, where a wire tore within an iron barricade, resulting in an electric shock that startled devotees. The immediate spread of this news prompted a horrified response from the gathering, compelling people, including the elderly, to flee the site in an attempt to safeguard their lives.

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Despite the chaos, no major calamity occurred. However, reports indicated that eight individuals fell ill due to the shock. The temple usually witnesses a significant number of visitors, yet the recent event led to disorder and a delay in the darshan, causing unease among devotees.

The commotion transpired near the Dharma Darshan queue at Santepet in Hassan. The temple resumed the darshan after the distressing incident.

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