Two injured after Indrajatra's lingo topples
KATHMANDU: Two people were injured after a lingo (a wooden pole) being erected for Indrajatra fell upon them at Basantapur on Tuesday.
The injured were Pushpa Lama (45) of Sindhupalchok and on-duty police head constable Bhum Bahadur Gurung (45), informed Bhim Rawat of the Metropolitan Police Circle Jansewa. Lama, a resident of Chamati, has suffered a fracture in his right leg while Gurung has sustained minor injuries in his leg.
Rawat informed that Lama is being treated at the Bir Hospital while Gurung has been rushed to the Army Hospital, Chhauni.
According to an eye witness, the lingo, in course of erection, lost balance and fell upon them.
The auspicious time for the erection of the lingo was 9:03 am.
Hundreds of people have gathered on the premises of Hanuman Dhoka to observe the erection of lingo to mark the start of Indrajatra.
Indrajatra is one of the main festivals celebrated in Kathmandu named after the Indra — the God of Rain and King of Heaven. It is celebrated for eight days in the Valley.
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