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Rajasthan: 23 dead, 27 injured as heavy storm collapses wall of marriage hall

Twenty-three people, including four children, were killed and 27 injured when a wall of a marriage hall collapsed during a heavy storm in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan last night.

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.

The entire structure of the wall and the shed collapsed and those who had taken shelter got trapped.

The wall was nearly 90-feet long and 12-13 feet in height.

Several food stalls were set up adjoining the wall. A tin shed was also attached to a portion of the wall.

The weather suddenly changed and heavy winds started blowing which led to the incident at Sewar Road.

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje condoled the deaths and gave necessary instructions to officers concerned for proper treatment of the injured.