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Rajasthan- At least 23 killed as wall collapses at wedding

11 May 2017 | By Gogona Saikia
When the wall collapsed at the wedding!

At least 23 people were killed and 27 injured when the wall of a wedding hall in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district collapsed in a heavy storm. Casualties included four children.

The mishap happened after guests at the wedding at Annapurna Marriage Home ran to take shelter under a shed which was attached to a wall.

Twenty-seven were killed; one wounded succumbed to injuries later.

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11 May 2017Rajasthan- At least 23 killed as wall collapses at wedding

DetailsSeveral critical, treatment underway

Apart from the tin shed, several food stalls had been set up beside the 90-feet long and 12-feet high wall.

People were gathered there when the weather suddenly changed and heavy winds started blowing.

The injured were shifted to a hospital, while the bodies were taken to a mortuary for postmortem.

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has directed proper treatment of the wounded.