Khairatabad: The much-talked about giant Ganapathi idol installed at Khairatabad in different shapes and sizes every year, He will give darshan to devotees as Sri Dwadashaditya Maha Ganapathi on Bhadrapada Shudda Chavithi (Vinayaka Chathurthi festival) on September 2 this year. The Khairatabad Ganesh utsava committee members here on Tuesday unveiled a replica of the giant idol at a programme organised at the Ganesh Mantap. Utsava committee chairman Sudarshan, idol sculptor Rajendran and others explained about the salient features of Sri Dwadashaditya Maha Ganapathi. The huge idol will be 61-ft tall and 28-ft wide. In this connection, the Utsava committee constructed a 65 feet high shed for the idol. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us The face of the idol will look like the Sun, with 12 heads, 24 hands, adorned with 12 serpents and riding a chariot with seven horses. They said on both sides, idols of Suddha Kunjiga Devi and Dattatraya. On the right side idols of Sri Maha Vishnu and Ekadasha Devi will be arranged in a separate small mantap. On the left side, idols of Goddess Maha Kali along with idols of Vishnu, Eshwara and Brahma will be installed. All these small idols will be 16 feet high.
China: The death toll from a huge explosion that rocked a gas plant in central China rose to 10, state media said Saturday, with five people still missing. Friday’s blast at the Henan Coal Gas Group factory left another 19 people seriously injured and more with light injuries, said state broadcaster CCTV. The blast shattered windows and doors of buildings in a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) radius. Also Read – Prominent Hong Kong activists targeted in wave of arrests Advertise With Us It occurred in the air separation unit of Henan Coal’s factory, said, with those hurt sent to four different hospitals. All production at the plant has been stopped. “Many windows and doors within a three-kilometre radius were shattered, and some interior doors were also blown out by the blast,” CCTV said on its Twitter-like Weibo social media account. Also Read – Weak European inflation bolsters case for stimulus Advertise With Us Local media showed amateur videos of a massive column of black smoke billowing from the factory and debris littering the roads. Other images showed the doors and windows of homes blown out and shuttered shops with dented metal fronts. A bloodied man was seen being helped out of a van in a video posted on social media. AFP could not immediately verify the authenticity of the footage. Advertise With Us – Industrial accidents – Deadly industrial accidents are common in China, where safety regulations are often poorly enforced. In March, a blast at a chemical plant in eastern Jiangsu province killed 78 people and injured hundreds. The powerful explosion in the eastern city of Yancheng toppled several buildings in the industrial park, blew out windows of nearby homes and even dented metal garage doors. Authorities detained two dozen people in connection with the March 21 blast, which prompted the government to order a nationwide inspection of chemical firms. A week after that explosion, seven died following a blast at an electronics component manufacturer in the same province. In November, a gas leak at a plant in the northern Chinese city of Zhangjiakou, which will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, killed 24 people and injured 21 others. Leaked chloroethylene came in contact with a fire source causing the explosion, authorities said in a February report, which also claimed the Chinese chemical firm responsible for the accident had concealed information and misled investigators. In 2015, China suffered one of its worst industrial accidents when giant chemical blasts in the northern port city of Tianjin killed at least 165 people.