India wedding deaths: 24 guests killed after wall collapses

Rescuers describe horrific scene after concrete wall falls onto people taking shelter from storm in Bharatpur, Rajasthan

India wedding deaths: 24 guests killed after wall collapses

At least 24 people were killed when a wall collapsed during a wedding party in northern India.
The guests had taken shelter from heavy rain under a tin shack when a wall collapsed onto it in the storm. Another 26 people were injured in the accident in Bharatpur, a district in Rajasthan state, 15 of them seriously. Dozens were trapped.

Local media reports say food stalls had been set up along the wall for the wedding. “The wall and a tin shed attached to it at the marriage venue collapsed due to a storm,” police officer Anil Tank is quoted as saying.

He said the wall was nearly 90ft (27m) long and 12-13ft in height.

“The injured were rushed to nearby hospitals immediately and treatment was administered,” he said.
Bharatpur district is about 200km (124 miles) south of Delhi.


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