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Devaragattu Stick Fight: One Killed, 70 Injured

Kurnool district

KURNOOL: At least one man was killed and 69 others were injured in the Banni festival on Devaragattu in Kurnool district on Saturday. As a Vijaya Dasami festival,  Devaragattu villagers beat each other with sticks and is popularly known as Banni festival.

Despite police security, participants from several villages in Kurnool and Karnataka caused the ruckus and lead to the stampede. One man is killed and identified as the 60-year-old man who suffered from heart-attacked and alteast sixty others were injured and admitted to Adoni Government Hospital.

 

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