CON­CRETE WALL COL­LAPSE KILLS 24 AT IN­DIAN WED­DING

Cops nab wed­ding hall man­ager

New Straits Times - - World -

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

AGEN­CIES PIX

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.

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