Police Confirms Death Of Six Hindu Pilgrims In Mauritius Fire

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Police in Mauritius have confirmed the death of six people in a fire that broke out during a Hindu pilgrimage.

It said seven others have been injured.

According to the police, a wooden and bamboo cart carrying effigies of deities caught fire after coming into contact with electric wires.

The pilgrims were walking to Grand Bassin lake, considered sacred by the island’s Hindu community, ahead of a religious festival on 8 March.