VIDEO: Horror moment dancer zapped to death at religious festival

A tragic incident occurred at a religious festival in India as a dancer named Ravidranath was electrocuted to death when his metal pole made contact with a high-voltage line, shocking the crowd.
A tragic incident occurred at a religious festival in India as a dancer named Ravidranath was electrocuted to death when his metal pole made contact with a high-voltage line, shocking the crowd.
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A dancer was zapped to death by a power line while performing at a religious festival.

The man – named only as Ravidranath – died on the spot after a metal pole on his head made contact with a high-voltage line.

The horror moment the 24-year-old died was filmed by a crowd member.

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The clip shows the dancer performing in the arena with several colleagues while wearing the flagpole on his head as part of his costume.

While waving to the crowd, he moves across the arena and the pole makes contact with the power line.

Sparks are seen shooting from the cable as Ravidranath drops to the ground, as reported on Need to Know.

He was performing at a local Holi festival in the village of Shyampura, Rajasthan, India, when tragedy struck at around 1 am on Saturday (23 Mar)

Babulal Meena, assistant engineer with the Electrical Inspectorate Department, said the accident was caused by the pole’s excessive length.

Ravidranath and his two colleagues brought all the materials for their performance to the arena.

Eyewitness Pawan said the pole was about 21ft long.

The event was organised by villagers who collected donations from the local community beforehand.

Ravidranath’s body was taken to a nearby morgue to undergo an autopsy before being handed over to his family for burial.

Police spokesperson Indraj Marodia confirmed that the victim was electrocuted to death, but said no one has filed a complaint at the present time.

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