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Rahul Gandhi condoles death of people in Barmer pandal collapse incident

New Delhi | Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday expressed sadness over the death of 14 people at a religious programme in Barmer district of Rajasthan when a tent collapsed on the devotees.

“The loss of lives in the accident in Jasol, Barmer, due to collapse of tents during Ram Katha is very sad and unfortunate. I pray to God for peace to the departed soul. I wish the injured speedy recovery,” Gandhi tweeted.

At least 14 people were killed and about 50 injured after a pandal fell on them due to strong winds and heavy rains during a religious programme in Barmer, police said.

A ‘Ram Katha’ was organised at a school ground near Rani Bhatiyani temple in Jasol area of the district. The pandal was uprooted by strong winds when hundreds of devotees were attending the programme.

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