Balasore, July 1: At least one person was killed and seven others sustained critical burn injuries after coming in contact with live wire during the pulling of the chariot on the occasion of Rath Yatra in Basta locality of Balasore district today.
As per reports, the incident took place at Mathasahi under Basta police limits when the people were pulling the chariot. The chariot came in contact with an 11 KV live wire. As the chariot was completely drenched due to rainfall, eight persons were critically injured and were admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment.
However, one of them succumbed to the injuries during treatment.
Police have registered an unnatural death case and initiated a probe into the matter.
A pal of gloom descended on the village following the tragic mishap.