*representational image credit The Dawn

Muharram procession Saturday in Bokaro was halted after four men were electrocuted and 13 others were injured.

The incident occurred while the ‘Tazia’ came in contact with an 11,000 high-voltage tension wire, resulting in a blast.

Notably, the Muharram procession was taken out on the first month of the Islamic calendar and holds great significance for Muslims as it is Islamic New Calender- widely known as Al-Hijra. However, the 10th day of the month, known as Ashura, is mourned by Muslims in remembrance of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Hussain Ibn Ali. 

Following the electrocution -incident in Bokaro, all injured were immediately rushed to the Bokaro Thermal DVC Hospital for treatment where their “condition” was “critical”. 

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