25 dead after a wedding hall collapses in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district

The injured have been taken to a local hospital and are under medical supervision.As per the official figures, 25 people including 8 women and 4 children were killed.

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The death toll may rise as there are still lots of people trapped under the building’s rubble.

JAIPUR: Twenty five people lost their lives and 28 others were injured after portion of a wedding hall collapsed in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district late Wednesday night.

According to reports, relief and rescue work are in full swing. Several are said to be critically injured. The injured have been taken to a local hospital and are under medical supervision.

“The building collapsed due to duststorm and people were stuck in debris. Some locals intimated about the incident and a rescue team rushed to the spot,” Alok Vashishth, the inspector general of police, told TOI.

 “As per the official figures, 23 people including 11 men, 8 women and 4 children were killed. The number of injured stands at 28. Many were trapped and due to heavy dust-storm there is acute power cut as well. The rescue operation is on,” he said. The death toll has gone up to 25 after two more succumbed to injuries at 2.50am.

The baarat had gone to Bharatpur’s Annapoorna Marriage Garden from Jaipur’s Johari Bazaararea. The groom was Kirori Mali who is an employee in the state’s forest department.

    “The State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) have been informed about the situation and a team from Jaipur is likely to arrive, Additional SP Satish Chandra said. Police vehicles and ambulances are ferrying injured to the hospital but the entire area is enveloped in complete darkness after electricity poles were uprooted in the heavy wind and rains,” he added.

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