Rajasthan Tent Collapse Death Toll at 14; Probe Ordered


Nation First News:  At least 14 people were killed and around 50 others injured after a pandal collapsed and fell on them following heavy rain and thunderstorm during a religious programme in Barmer district of Rajasthan on Sunday.

As per report, people had gathered at the Rani Bhatiyani temple in Barmer for a “Ramayan Katha” when the tent collapsed because of strong winds.

The injured were taken to nearby hospitals. Most of the injured were said to be in critical condition.

Expressing grief over the incident, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced Rs 5 lakh in ex-gratia to the kin of those who lost their lives and Rs 2 lakh for those injured.

The local authorities have been asked to probe the incident.

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