Four people died and at least eight others were injured after coming into contact with a high-tension electricity cable at Sadashivnagar here on Wednesday night. Deceased were identified as Geeta Gajanan Saple (42), Sujan Gajanan Saple (10), the wife and son of Gajanan Saple, who is the president of the Samata Yuvak Mandal which installed the idol; and Prajval Anil Mali (16) Gangappa Mudli (52)
The accident occurred near Laxmi complex.Sources say that a live wire fell on the Ganesh idol.
The iron-rod supporting the 28-foot-tall eco-friendly Ganesha idol came in contact with the high-tension electric wire laid across the road. Those pulling the trolley suffered severe shocks and were thrown off to a distance.