In a freak incident in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, an effigy of Ravana burnt to ashes after colliding with electricity powerline. The incident happened just a day before Dusshera celebrations.
How Ravana effigy burnt before Dusshera?
It happened in Sironj area of Vidisha district. At the time of incident, the effigy was being installed at a predetermined place. The authorities were trying to setup the Ravana near a bus stand to celebrate Dusshera when the mannikin hit the 132 KV power line passing over it. Soon the Ravana was in flames and came down heavily in the form of ashes. The persons holding the effigy became mute spectators to the flames.
How tall was Ravana effigy?
It was a 33-feet tall Ravana stuffed with firecrackers of different shapes and sizes. As soon as it touched the high-tension electric line, it burst into flames with the firecrackers setting off the effigy. It was a horrific scene as the area was packed with audience gathered to see the effigy being set for Dusshera festival. Also, there were passerby who stopped hearing the sound of firecrackers. But luckily there was no accident at the site. All the persons working on the Ravana effigy and passerby were safe.
Who was responsible for the Ravana burning incident?
Locals blamed the Sironj Municipality and the authorities for the unfortunate incident. According to locals, the responsible persons should have taken precautionary measures to prevent the collision of the effigy with the powerline. It was a clear negligence on the part of the authorized persons.