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Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot meets kin of Barmer pandal collapse incident victims

At least 14 people were killed and about 50 injured after a 'pandal' fell on them due to strong winds and heavy rains during 'Ram Katha' programme in the district on Sunday. State Health Minister Raghu Sharma, Revenue Minister Harish Chaudhary, Energy Minister B D Kalla and others went along with Gehlot.

By: PTI | Barmer | Published: June 24, 2019 12:54:03 pm
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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Monday met the grieving family of those killed and injured in an accident during a religious programme here.

At least 14 people were killed and about 50 injured after a ‘pandal’ fell on them due to strong winds and heavy rains during ‘Ram Katha’ programme in the district on Sunday.

Gehlot along with state Health Minister Raghu Sharma, Revenue Minister Harish Chaudhary, Energy Minister B D Kalla and others visited Jasol village and paid floral tributes to those who lost their lives in the incident.

“The incident is very unfortunate. An inquiry will be conducted,” the chief minister told reporters.
He also directed officials to ensure that proper treatment is provided to the injured.

Earlier, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Barmer MP Kailash Chaudhary visited hospitals to enquire about the condition of the injured.

A ‘Ram Katha’ was organised at a school ground near Rani Bhatiyani temple in Jasol village of the district on Sunday. The pandal was uprooted by strong winds, trapping the people sitting under it, police said, adding that hundreds of devotees were attending the programme.

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