Tahlka News Bureau
Jaipur: 23 killed and 27 injured when a wall of a marriage hall collapsed in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan.
Rajsathan DM says it happened due to thunderstorm and rain.
A marriage function was going on in the hall when the storm hit the area, police said.
People took shelter under a shed attached with a wall which collapsed suddenly, leaving 23 dead and 27 injured, Inspector General of Police Alok Vashishtha told.
District Collector NK Gupta said one of the injured people succumbed later taking the toll to 23.
The IG said the entire structure of the wall and the shed collapsed and those who had taken shelter got trapped.
Several food stalls were set up adjoining the wall. A tin shed was also attached to a portion of the wall.
"The injured were rushed to nearby hospitals immediately and treatment was administered. One injured has been referred for SMS Hospital in Jaipur,' he said.
The weather suddenly changed and heavy winds started blowing which led to the incident at Sewar Road.
The bodies have been shifted to a mortuary and postmortem will be conducted tomorrow, police sources said.
Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje have condoled the deaths and gave necessary instructions to officers concerned for proper treatment of the injured.