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Lalbagh authorities prep for flower show, take steps to prevent mishaps

To ensure the safety of visitors attending the Lalbagh flower show this August, authorities have taken steps to prevent bee attacks and other mishaps like collapse of structures and tree branches, which have occurred in the past. From deploying additional security personnel to installing more CCTV cameras to cordoning off danger zones, authorities have promised to leave no stone unturned.

Bengaluru: Two deaths at Lalbagh; one during the flower show in 2015 due to a bee attack and the other, a birdbath collapse that killed a boy in 2016, have made Lalbagh Botanical Garden authorities take preventive steps to ensure that this Independence Day Flower Show goes off smoothly.

M Jagadeesh, Joint Director, Parks and Gardens, Horticulture Department said they have listed dos and dont's at the venue and have cordoned off areas at the premises which are danger zones. An appeal to parents will be made at the entrance during the show to be cautious with children to stop them from entering such places.