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25 dead after a wedding hall collapses in India


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, APA reports quoting Times of India.

 

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.

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