Jajpur, July 4 (LocalWire): Two devotees were electrocuted and seven others injured when the chariot they were pulling came in contact with a live wire at Tisco colony within Kaliapani police station of Jajpur district today during Rath Yatra The Rath was made of iron.
The deceased identified as Suchitra Lenka and Bharat Ray, were working as contractual workers in a company.
The injured have been admitted to a hospital at Kaliapani.
Police sent the bodies for autopsy, said Ramakanta Mudali the IIC of Kaliapani police station.
‘We felt the shock as soon as the chariot touched the wire and left the chariot .
It is wrong on the part of organizers to build an iron chariot,’ Ashok Dehuri of Kaliapani said.