CONCRETE WALL COLLAPSE KILLS 24 AT INDIAN WEDDING
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JAIPUR tion of 50,000 rupees (RM3,400) for the family of each person killed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the incident had pained him “beyond words”.
“My thoughts are with the families of the deceased. I hope the injured recover soon,” he tweeted.
Indian weddings are often grandiose affairs with huge numbers of guests and lavish ceremonies that run for several days.
Many families pour their life savings into them, and it is not uncommon for affluent urban families to host thousands of guests. AP
A woman being comforted as she mourns the dead after a concrete wall collapsed during a wedding in Bharatpur, Rajasthan state, yesterday. (Inset) People gathering near the rubble of the collapsed wall.