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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Wall collapses on wedding guests, killing at least 25

No fewer than 25 people died after a wall collapsed on them during a party in Western India yesterday. The wedding guests were in the midst of the celebrations, having dinner and mingling on the outdoor lawns when a strong dust storm blew into the area on Wednesday night. This forced the guests outside to go back indoors.


Soon after they went inside, the wall collapsed on them, killing guests, 4 of whom were children. The Times of India reported that 25 people lost their lives in the collapse which happened in Bharatpur, a district in Rajasthan state, while other news outlets counted 22 and 26 deaths.

"As per the official figures, 23 people including 11 men, eight women and four children were killed. The number of injured stands at 28," Alok Vashishth, the inspector general of police, told the Times.

The newspaper reported that two more people died in the early hours of Thursday as a result of their injuries.

"The building collapsed due to dust storm and people were stuck in debris. Some locals intimated about the incident and a rescue team rushed to the spot," Mr Vashishth, the inspector general of police, told the Times.

A power outage reportedly hampered rescue work. However, the injured were eventually rescued and rushed to the hospital and treatment was administered.  It has not been revealed if the bride and groom survived.

8 comments:

BONARIO NNAGS said...

What a tragedy,may the souls of the dead rest in peace.



. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Chimaroke Sun said...

R.I.P to the deceased!!!
Talk about love going tragic

Istanbul said...

What a tragedy

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

What a disaster. RIP

Long live LIB

Vivian Reginalds said...

nawa
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

India and tragedies, only them snakes, lions, spiders, earthquakes, elephants,illnesses. Na WA ooh

Linda's pearl said...

So tragic....

uniquechic said...

wrong place at d wrong time

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