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Wall collapse kills 24 at Indian wedding — police

/ 10:36 AM May 11, 2017

JAIPUR, India — A wall collapsed during a wedding party in western India late Wednesday, killing 24 people, including four children, police said.

Guests had taken shelter from a storm under a tin shack that adjoined the wall when it collapsed, local police officer Anil Tank told AFP.

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Another 26 were injured, 15 of them seriously.

“The wall and a tin shed attached to it at the marriage venue collapsed due to a storm,” said Tank, superintendent of police in Bharatpur, the district of Rajasthan state where the disaster occurred.

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The Press Trust of India news agency said there were food stalls set up along the wall for the wedding. CBB/rga

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