Collapsing wall kills 22 wedding guests in India

BY: Jasmine Arku

At least 22 people were killed when a wall collapsed during a wedding party in northern India.

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The guests had taken shelter from heavy rain under a tin shack when a wall collapsed on to it in the storm.

Another 26 people were injured in the accident in Bharatpur, a district in Rajasthan state, 15 of them seriously. 

Local media reports say food stalls had been set up along the wall for the wedding.


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"The wall and a tin shed attached to it at the marriage venue collapsed due to a storm," police officer Anil Tank is quoted as saying. 

He said the wall was nearly 90ft (27m) long and 12-13ft in height and the collapse trapped many guests. 

"The injured were rushed to nearby hospitals immediately and treatment was administered," he said.

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Bharatpur district is about 200km (124 miles) south of Delhi.