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Helium balloons explode in front of Karnataka’s Suttur Mutt, injures 4 people

Suttur Mutt Is A Powerful Mutt In The Region As It Wields Tremendous Influence Over The Lingayat-Veerashaiva Community.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 06 Feb 2019, 12:11:33 AM
The baboons, which were part of the decorations at the venue, caused a blast after the flames of sports torch accidentally touched them.

The baboons, which were part of the decorations at the venue, caused a blast after the flames of sports torch accidentally touched them.

New Delhi:

At least four persons, including Suttur Mutt seer Shivaratri Deshikendra Swami and MLC Marithibbegowda, were injured after a bunch of nitrogen balloons burst over their head on Tuesday afternoon. The baboons, which were part of the decorations at the venue, caused a blast after the flames of sports torch accidentally touched them.

The accident occurred during the inaugural ceremony of a wrestling tournament organised at Suttur. Suttur is located on the banks of river Kapila in Nanjangud taluk in Mysuru. The injured were rushed to a hospital in Suttur and are currently under observation.

Suttur Mutt is a powerful Mutt in the region as it wields tremendous influence over the Lingayat-Veerashaiva community. An eye-witness told news agency PTI that prior to releasing the balloons, a torch was brought by some sportsmen from Mysuru to the wrestling arena and the flames came in contact with the balloons which burst.

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First Published : 06 Feb 2019, 12:11:25 AM
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