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22 people killed as wall collapses on guests at a wedding party in India

22 people killed as wall collapses on guests at a wedding party in India

Tragedy struck at a party in Western India when a group of guests attending a wedding party died when they took shelter from a storm under a tin shack that adjoined the wall when it collapsed late on Wednesday.

No less than 22 people unfortunately lost their lives in the incident when the guests were taking shelter from a dust storm in the state of Rajasthan when the wall collapsed, police said.

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“The wall and a tin shed attached to it at the marriage venue collapsed due to a storm,” said Tank, superintendent of police in Bharatpur, the district of Rajasthan state where the incident occurred.

The death toll included at least four children. Another 28 people were injured and have been taken to hospital, Tank added.

“The injured were rushed to nearby hospitals immediately and treatment was administered. One injured has been referred for SMS Hospital in Jaipur,” said Tank.

Rajasthan is one of India’s most arid states, but suffers frequent dust storms during the hotter months.

 

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