5 people were also injured when the crane fell in the temple, Photo: Video Grab
Chinese: A crane carrying idols overturned during a ceremony at a temple in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, killing 4 people and injuring 5.
According to Indian media, a ceremony was going on at the Draupathi temple in Ranipat area of Tamil Nadu, whose idols were brought on a crane. 8 people were also present in the crane.
As soon as the crane reached the temple, a large number of people hung on the crane to garland the idols and many people climbed the crane. In this chaos, the crane could not maintain its balance and overturned.
More than a dozen people were crushed under the crane. 4 dead bodies have been pulled out from under the crane while 4 injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital where the death toll is expected to increase as the condition of two injured is critical.
Police say that the crane overturned not because of the load of people but because of the unevenness of the ground and the soft soil.