Rajasthan govt orders inquiry into tent collapse incident in Barmer district

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Rajasthan government has ordered an inquiry into the tent collapse incident in Barmer district which claim 15 lives yesterday. 50 others injured after a tent fell on them due to strong winds during a religious programme at Jasol village under Balotra sub division.

According to administration, large number of people were present when the incident took place. People may have died of suffocation or due to electrocution. More than 40 injured are being treated at Balotra Hospital, while 10 people have been referred to Jodhpur Medical College.

State Government has announced an assistance of 5 lakh rupees each to the families of deceased persons and two lakh rupees to injured persons. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has termed the collapse of a ‘Pandaal’ as unfortunate.

In a tweet, Mr Modi said, his thoughts are with the bereaved families and wished for the quick recovery of the injured. Union Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah has also expressed grief over the loss of lives in Pandaal collapse. (AIR NEWS)

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