A wall building collapsed during a wedding party in western India late on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people, among them four […]
A wall building collapsed during a wedding party in western India late on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people, among them four children and 11 women, Indian media reported.
Another 28 people were hurt, most with head injuries, according to investigators.
“The injured were rushed to nearby hospitals immediately and treatment was administered,” Anil Tank, superintendent of police in Bharatpur, said.
“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,” Mr Vashishth, the inspector general of police, told the Times.
The wall was about 13 feet high and 90 feet long.
Building collapses are common in India, especially during the annual monsoon season.
A massive inflow of people to cities has fuelled the construction of illegal buildings across the country, often with nonstandard material.