Jajpur: Two persons were electrocuted and seven others sustained injuries after the chariot they were pulling came in contact with live electric wire during Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra festival at Tisco Mines colony in Kaliapani in Jajpur district today.
The deceased were identified as Suchitra Lenka and Bharat Ray.
As per reports, the chariot made of iron rod came in contact with electric wire while it was being pulled to mark the Rath Yatra.
Following the mishap, the pulling of the chariot was suspended. The injured have been admitted to Tata Steel Medica Hospital here while condition of three injured is stated to be critical.