Bharatpur: Wall of marriage hall collapses: 23 dead, 27 injured


Twenty-three people, including four children, were killed and 27 injured when a wall of a marriage hall collapsed during a heavy storm in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan tonight, police said.

PHOTO: The Indian Express

A marriage function was going on in the hall when the storm hit the area, police said.

People took shelter under a shed attached with a wall which collapsed suddenly, leaving 22 dead and 28 injured, Inspector General of Police Alok Vashishtha told PTI.

District Collector NK Gupta said one of the injured people succumbed later taking the toll to 23.

The IG said the entire structure of the wall and the shed collapsed and those who had taken shelter got trapped.

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