Rajasthan Wall Collapse: Hall Owner Booked, PM Announces Ex-Gratia

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Jaipur: A case was registered on Thursday against the owner of a marriage hall in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district where a wall collapsed following a storm leaving 26 dead.

While 25 people were killed on Wednesday in the incident, one of the victims succumbed to injuries on Thursday. Twenty-six persons were injured and the condition of four of them is stated to be critical.

PM Narendra Modi  expressed condolences and  announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakhs for the next of kin of those killed, Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured.

Read More: Wall Of Wedding Hall Collapses In Rajasthan, 26 Dead

Superintendent of Police Anil Tank said the marriage home owner has been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. He said a survey of all the marriage homes and gardens in Bharatpur will be conducted to review safety and security measures. A marriage function was going on in the hall when the storm hit the area. People had taken shelter under a shed attached to a wall which collapsed suddenly.

He said the entire wall and the shed collapsed and they got trapped. The weather suddenly changed and heavy winds started blowing leading to the incident at the Sewar Road.