Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the death of 14 people due to collapse of a pandal during a religious programme in Rajasthan’s Barmer district on Sunday.
“Saddened at the deaths after the tent collapse in Barmer, Rajasthan. My condolences to the grieving families.
Our prayers that the injured recover quickly,” Banerjee said in a tweet.
At least 14 people were killed and about 50 injured after a pandal fell on them due to strong winds and heavy rains during a religious programme in Barmer district of Rajasthan.
A ‘Ram Katha’ was organised at a school ground near Rani Bhatiyani temple in Jasol area of the district. The pandal was uprooted by strong winds, trapping the people sitting under it, police said, adding hundreds of devotees were attending the programme.