Over 25 people were confirmed dead after a wall collapsed on them during a wedding party in Western India yesterday.
The guests were in the midst of the celebrations, having dinner and interacting on the outdoor lawns when a strong dust storm blew into the area. This forced the guests outside to go back to the hall.
According to The Times India, the wall fell on them immediately they went inside, killing the guests, four of whom were children.
25 people lost their lives in the incident that happened in Bharatpur, a district in Rajasthan state.
The Inspector of Police, Alok Vashishth told the newspaper, “As per the official figures, 23 people including 11 men, eight women and four children were killed. The number of injured stands at 28.”
The newspaper reported that two more people died in the early hours of Thursday as a result of injuries.
He added, “The building collapsed due to dust storm and people were stuck in debris. Some locals intimated about the incident and a rescue team rushed to the spot.”
A power outage reportedly hampered rescue work. However, the injured were eventually rescued and rushed to the hospital and treatment was administered. It has not been revealed if the bride and groom survived.