50 injured in traditional stick-fight during Banni festival in Andhra Pradesh

Nearly 50 people were reported injured during Banni festival celebrations in Andhra Pradesh on the eve of Dussehra. Locals from 11 nearby villages had gathered to celebrate the festival, which was being watched over by drones. Over 1,000 police personnel were deployed and CCTV cameras monitored the entire event. A makeshift facility to treat the injured at the spot was also set up, while ambulances were on standby to shift the seriously injured to the closest hospital for better treatment. 

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