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Over 50 injured in annual stick fight during Indian festival of Banni

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Over 50 injured in annual stick fight during Indian festival of Banni

Over 50 injured in annual stick fight during Indian festival of Banni

Over 50 people have been injured in the annual stick fight during the Indian festival of Banni on October 8.

The festival takes place at Devaragattu village on the eve of Dussehra, where thousands descend each year, carrying flaming torches and long sticks.

Around 100,000 people attended the event, most of whom were young men.

The festival involves a stick-fight where participants try and take possession of two deities, believing that it would bring prosperity to their village if they managed to bring any of the idols to their side.


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