At least 14 dead, 50 injured after large tent collapses in Rajasthan

Published: June 24, 2019 10:58:38 | Updated: June 24, 2019 15:12:41

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At least 14 people were killed and 50 injured when heavy rain and high winds caused a huge tent to collapse in the India’s western desert state of Rajasthan on Sunday, a senior government official said.

Locals had gathered for a religious event inside the tent when the incident occurred, Niraj Mishra, sub-divisional magistrate of Barmer district, told Reuters news agency by phone.

Some people died after being electrocuted by live electricity wires as the tent collapsed while others were hit by falling debris, Mishra said.

The injured were rushed to hospital, he added. No other details were immediately available.

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