At least 14 people died and over 50 injured after a pandaal (tent) collapsed in Barmer in Rajasthan. The incident happened at around 4:30 pm due to sudden rain and storm in Barmer.
The injured persons have been admitted to a hospital. According to the reports, the locals in Barmer had assembled to listen to Ram Katha (The story of Ram).
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has initiated an investigation into the Barmer tent collapse case. He also said that he has directed the concerned officials to carry out the rescue and relief work.
Ashok Gehlot announced ₹5 lakh each to the next of the kin of those who lost their lives in the incident and injured to be provided with a maximum of ₹2 lakh as compensation.
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