Rahul condoles pandal tragedy victims

Rahul condoles pandal tragedy victims

Agency News

New Delhi, Jun 23 : Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday condoled the loss of lives in the tent collapse incident in Rajasthan's Barmer district, which claimed 14 lives and left more than 50 injured.

'The news of the death of several people on a Pandal collapse in Barner in Rajasthan is extremely shocking. I pray to God to give strength to the families of the dead to bear this loss. I pray for early recovery of the injured,' Rahul said in a tweet. Hundreds of devotees had gathered to hear the 'Katha' (religious story) of Mata Rani Bhatiyani Ji at Jasol village in Balotra city of Rajasthan's Barmer district.

The tent, under which they had congregated, collapsed after a storm and heavy downpour swept the area. The tent came in contact with an electric current, leading to the death of 14 people and injuries to more than 50. (UNI)