Added on : 2019-06-23 18:40:23
At least 17 people died, and around 70 others were injured on Sunday after a 'pandaal' collapsed over them due to an unexpected storm and heavy raining in Jasol village of Barmer district in Rajasthan. Out of 70 injured, 45 are said to be in critical condition and are receiving treatment at nearby Nahata hospital in Balotra city. They could be shifted to Jaipur for further treatment, as per a report.
According to reports, most of the fatalities occurred due to the storm and heavy rain. As the tent collapsed, fans hung to the ceiling fell on the wet ground, resulting in deaths of people due to electric shocks.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on the incident. "Collapse of a 'Pandaal' in Rajasthan's Barmer is unfortunate. My thoughts are with the bereaved families and I wish the injured a quick recovery"