Durga Puja

Guwahati, Oct 07: Assam pronounced an almost 19% upward thrust in avenue injuries at some stage in Durga Puja from October 1 to Thursday, compared to last year.

The competition became celebrated without any Covid-19 restrictions after a gap of two years, which itself explains why the nation witnessed a pointy upward thrust in injuries. Strict imposition of Covid guidelines at some stage in the competition stored the twist of fate figures low in 2020.

The nation’s 108 Mrityunjoy emergency reaction offerings stated it attended to a complete 643 avenue twist of fate instances this year as towards 541 incidents the last year, a 79% growth in comparison to 2020. Last year, the national authorities partly eased the Covid regulations, permitting human beings to arrange Durga Puja.

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In 2020, the nation recorded 301 avenue twist of fate instances, even as 472 instances had been pronounced in 2019.

Dhurjyoti Prasad Bhattacharya, the spokesperson for the emergency reaction offerings, stated, “This year, the maximum instances had been pronounced in Kamrup district (75) observed through Sonitpur (53), Nagaon (46), Udalguri (40) and Darrang district (33). The most variety of instances (172) became pronounced on Tuesday, which marked Navami.”

On October 1, which marked Sasthi, 77 injuries had been pronounced. As many as 119 instances had been registered on Sunday (Saptami), 128 on Monday (Ashtami), and 147 on Wednesday (Vijaya Dashami). Guwahati, which had recorded simply 8 avenue injuries at some stage in Durga Puja last year and four in 2020, pronounced 26 instances this time.

“2020 noticed fewer avenue injuries due to the Covid-19-brought regulations imposed through the authorities. Last year, there has been a pointy upward thrust in injuries at some stage in the competition after the authorities eased the curbs. The surge in injuries this year became expected. The most effective solace is that it became much less than 20%,” Bhattacharya stated.