Mum Ganesh procession: 1 killed in ledge collapse

One person was killed as a ledge-like structure on which several viewers were standing collapsed in Central Mumbai.

Last Updated: Sep 11, 2011, 15:12 PM IST

Mumbai: One person was killed and at least
three were injured as a ledge-like structure on which several
viewers were standing, collapsed during the Ganesh immersion
procession in Central Mumbai on Sunday.

The procession of the famous Lalbagcha Raja Ganesh was
underway, with viewers crowding the roadsides, when the mishap
took place near Bharatmata Theatre, police said.

Excessive load must have caused the collapse, they said.

While one person died, the injured have been taken to
government-run KEM Hospital, said the civic authorities.

Many more are feared to have been injured.

Immersion processions have started around the city since
morning, today being the last day of Ganesh festival.

PTI