Rain storm in Barmer : 14 Killed and over 50 injured by a tent collapse

Barmar : At least 14 people were killed when a pandal (tent) in Rajasthan’s Barmar collapsed.

Over 50 people injured  in the unfortunate incident happened at around 4:30 pm due to sudden rain and storm in Barmer.

The injured persons have been admitted to a hospital. According to the reports, the locals in Barmer had assembled to listen to Ram Katha (The story of Ram).

A ‘Ram Katha’ was organised at Jasol area of the district when the shamiana was uprooted by strong winds trapping the people sitting under it, Additional Superintendent of Police, Khinv Singh, said.

Ashok Gehlot has initiated an investigation into the Barmer tent collapse case. He also said that he has directed the concerned officials to carry out the rescue and relief work.

Taking note of the incident, the PMO tweeted quoting PM Modi: “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”.

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