14 dead, 50 injured due to ‘pandaal’ collapse in Barmer Rajasthan

pandaal collapse

The Hush Post| 7:05 pm |one-minute-read|

At least 14 people have been reportedly killed and over 50 injured in Barmer Rajasthan after a ‘pandaal’ collapsed due to heavy rain and storm during a religious function on Sunday.

The incident took place when several people gathered under a tent were listening to Ram Katha (The story of Ram), as per report. All the injured people have been admitted to a nearby hospital, news agency ANI reported.

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Some localities claimed that the deaths occurred due to electric shock following the heavy rains. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot express condolences on the incident.
The chief minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot has ordered an investigation into the Barmer tent collapse case. He has directed the concerned officials to carry out the rescue and relief work.

The former chief minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje Scindia also expressed grief over death of several people in the incident.

 

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