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One dead in ledge collapse in Mumbai

September 11, 2011 14:58 IST
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 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.

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