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Priest falls after garlanding 18-foot Lord Anjaneyar idol, dies

A 53-year-old priest in Namakkal Anjaneyar temple in Tamil Nadu died after he slipped and fell down from an 11-foot-high platform after garlanding 18-foot-high Lord Anjaneyar statue, officials said. The priest was critically injured and was hospitalised on Sunday but he succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday. An official claimed such an incident has not happened in the temple’s history.