In an unfortunate incident, over 26 people, including 4 children were killed while 28 others injured when a wall of a wedding hall collapsed during a heavy storm in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan on Wednesday night, police said. The area was hit by a storm when the wedding was going on and people took shelter under a shed attached to the wall which collapsed, killing many. The wall was nearly 90-foot-long and 12-13 feet in height.
According to Inspector General of Police Alok Vashishtha, the entire structure of the wall and the shed collapsed and the victims got trapped. Superintendent of Police Anil Tank said the dead included 11 men, 7 women and 4 children. Several food stalls were set up adjoining the wall. A tin shed was also attached to a portion of the wall.
“The injured were rushed to nearby hospitals immediately and treatment was administered. One injured has been referred to SMS Hospital in Jaipur”, said Superintendent of Police Anil Tank. The incident took place at Sewar Road where the weather suddenly changed and heavy wind gushed the streets last night. The bodies have been shifted to a mortuary and post-mortem will be conducted tomorrow, police sources said.
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje condoled the deaths and gave necessary instructions to officers concerned for proper treatment of the injured.