7 Killed As Pandal Collapses At Ujjain’s Kumbh Mela

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Ujjain: At least seven people were killed and 70 others injured after a pandal collapsed due to strong winds followed by heavy rain in Ujjain’s Simhastha Kumbh on Thursday evening.

It is reported that the deceased include four devotees and one sadhu. The month-long Simhastha Kumbh mela, held after a gap of every 12 years, began in Ujjain on April 22.

Over seven crore pilgrims are expected to visit Ujjain and other holy places during the month long fair, for which huge security and logistical arrangements have been made, including shifting of police forces from all 51 districts to Ujjain.

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