Mathura, 2017.06.05 (PTI): A man drowned while taking bath in the Yamuna in Mathura on Sunday, as thousands of others took a dip in the holy river on the occasion of Ganga Dusshera.
The man, identified as Sachin, allegedly slipped into deep waters in Yamuna in front of Hansarani Ghat here, City Magistrate Ram Araj Yadav said. The body could be fished out after strenuous efforts of over the course of two hours, Yadav added.
A large number of devotees turned up at the ghats to take a dip in the river water, considered holy by the Hindus. The bathing, which started in the morning, continued till late in the evening, the magistrate said.
No other untoward incident took place, he claimed.
Several ghats were opened to the public in view of the rush, even as the maximum traffic was witnessed at Vishram Ghat, he said.