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    The bunch of balloons filled with nitrogen burst into flames during a wrestling tournament's inauguration ceremony.

    At least four people, including Suttur Mutt seer Shivaratri Deshikendra Swami and member of the Karnataka Legislative Council, were reportedly injured in a nitrogen balloon blast on Tuesday. The blast occurred during a ceremony organised on the fifth day of the annual six- day Suttur Fair on the banks of the Kapila River, some 28 kilometres from the historic city of Mysore in the southern state of Karnataka.

    ​According to a report in the Deccan Herald, the balloons exploded as the flames of a sports torch accidentally came into contact with them. The injured were treated at the local primary healthcare centre.

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