As many as 11 persons were electrocuted during a temple chariot procession in the district when it came in contact with a high tension transmission line, police said on Wednesday.
The deceased included two children.
The tragic incident occurred early on Wednesday nearby Kalimedu when the Appar temple chariot procession was underway.
The temple car was negotiating a turn and faced some obstacle before being reversed when it came in contact with the overhead line, police and eyewitnesses said. The people standing on the chariot were thrown in the impact.
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