Rajasthan: At least 14 people died and over 50 injured after a pandaal (tent) collapsed in Barmer in Rajasthan. The 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.
Police said the death toll could go up as a huge crowd had gathered to listen to a Ramkatha discourse in Jasol village in Balotra area of Barmer. The injured were rushed to the nearby hospital.
Speaking to media, Balotra Sub-Inspector Khetaram said: “The exact number of the dead will be given after some time. Right now, the entire police machinery is busy providing medical aid to the injured and helping control the crowd.”