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27-year-old Akola man feared drowned during idol immersion

Press Trust of India  |  Akola 

A 27-year-old man is feared to have drowned during the immersion of Ganesh idols here in Maharashtra, police said.

The man, Vicky More, accompanied by other devotees, went to a water-filled quarry in the Akola MIDC area around 1 pm to immerse a Lord Ganesh idol, they said.

While others came out, More, a resident of Shivani village, went missing and is feared to have drowned, the police said.

The water-filled mine is out of bound for members of the public. However, these devotees cut the quarry's fence to gain entry inside, they said.

A search operation for the missing man was underway with the help of local residents, the police added.

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First Published: Thu, September 12 2019. 22:00 IST