Tent Collapsed, 14 Killed at Religious Event at Rajasthan
14 died and nearly 50 were injured when a tent in Rajasthan's Barmer collapsed because of heavy rain and thunderstorm on Sunday. Injured were immediately taken to the hospital but the condition of many of them is critical.
The incident took place at a school ground near the Rani Bhatiyani temple in Barmer district's Jasol village. People gathered at the place for a religious event.
Some people have trapped under the tent and got electrocuted because of the generators at the place. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that local authorities will investigate the case.
“Collapse of a ‘Pandaal’ in Rajasthan’s Barmer is unfortunate. My thoughts are with the bereaved families and I wish the injured a quick recovery: PM @narendramodi,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.