PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah express sorrow over death of 14 people in Rajasthan ‘pandaal’ collapse


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday expressed their condolences over the death of 14 people after the ‘pandaal’ erected for a religious gathering collapsed at Rajasthan’s Barmer village due to rain and storm. The incident, which left around 70 injured, happened at around 4:30 pm when a religious event was underway at Jasol area of Barmer.

Sources told Zee Media that over 1,500 people were present inside the pandaal when it collapsed due to rain and strong wind. Sources added 45 of the injured were in critical condition and are receiving treatment at nearby Nahata hospital in Balotra city. As the tent collapsed, fans hung to the ceiling fell on the ground which was already wet due to rain, resulting in deaths of people due to electric shocks.

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