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Updated January 8th, 2024 at 21:18 IST

Yash meets kin of fans who died of electrocution while putting up banners for actor’s birthday

KGF actor Yash's fans came in contact with the electric wire while trying to put up the actor's hoarding on the occasion of his birthday and died on the spot.

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A file photo of Yash. | Image:Yash/Instagram
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Yash, who was reported to meet the kin of his three fans who were electrocuted while putting up his birthday banners, has reached Hubballi. The actor is now on his way to Gadag where the family of his fans live. Today is the KGF actor's 38th birthday and his fans were installing a huge flex on Sunday to wish the star well.

Yash on his way to meet the family of deceased fans

On Monday evening, the official X (formerly Twitter) handle of the news agency ANI shared a video of Yash arriving in Hubbali, Karnataka. In the video, he can be seen sitting in a car surrounded by the paparazzi, who are trying to talk to the actor regarding the incident. "Actor Yash reaches Hubballi on his way to Gadag to meet the family of his three fans who died due to electrocution while putting up birthday banners," read the caption.

What happened to Yash's fans?

On Sunday, three youths were electrocuted in Gadag district while installing a huge poster to wish Yash on his birthday. During the installation, they came in contact with the electric wire and died on the spot, said Police. The incident took place at the Surangi village in Lakshmeshwar taluk of the district. The deceased fans have been identified as Hanamanta Harijan (21), Murali Nadavinamani (20), Naveen Ghazi (19). Apart from the three deceased, three more were seriously injured, who have been admitted to Lakshmeshwar Hospital for treatment. The Karnataka government has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of the deceased, and Rs 50,000 each for the three injured.

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(A file photo of Yash | Image: IMDb)

A few days ago, Yash announced that this year also he won't be celebrating his birthday with the fans for a reason better known to him. He thanked his fans in advance and said, "Every single wish from you all is and always be very special."

 

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Published January 8th, 2024 at 21:18 IST

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