Maharashtra: 3 dead, 117 govindas injured in Dahi Handi celebrationsLast updated on Aug 16, 2017, 08:16 pm
In a rather unfortunate instance, Dahi Handi celebrations in Maharashtra were marred with several govindas getting injured.
In Mumbai alone, 117 govindas got injured during celebrations.
In Palghar, one died from seizure during celebrations while in Airoli, a 34-year-old govinda got electrocuted, while trying to form human pyramid. In Pune, another govinda died from heart attack.
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