Pandal collapse in Barmer, Rajasthan leaves 14 dead and many injured!

In an unfortunate incident atleast 14 people have lost their lifes and many injured has given chills to the nation, the incident happened in Barmer district of Rajasthan where  a pandal collapsed during a religious event due to strong winds on Sunday.

The injured have been hospitalized to a nearby hospital, and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced  compensation of Rs 5 lakhs to the family of those who lost their lives in the mishappening. While the injured will receive a compensation of Rs 2 lakhs.

Chief Minister Gehlot while talking to media said,“The loss of lives in the accident in Jasol, Barmer due to collapse of tents during Ram Katha is very sad, unfortunate. I wish speedy recovery to the injured,” he said.

In the video it can be seen the person leading the ‘Ram Katha’, Murlidhar Maharaj, stopped midway and asked people to leave as the pandal started to collapse, he then himself rushed away from the stage within seconds. The collapse of the pandal created a stampede-like situation.

PM Modi also expressed his condolences and tweeted,”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”.

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