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50 hurt as roof, wall collapse in Uttar Pradesh

Posted on Nov 14, 05:54PM | IANS

Over 50 people, including women and children, were injured in Charkhari in Mahoba, 230 km from here, when the roof and wall of a house collapsed Wednesday, police said.

The injured were standing on a roof of a house watching Diwari Nritya, the post-Diwali festival, when the roof and a wall collapsed under the weight of the onlookers.

Police teams rescued 50 people from the rubble. Seven people are in critical condition and have been admitted to a medical facility in Jhansi.

Mahoba's Superintendent of Police M.D. Karndhar told IANS that the railing of the house belonging to shopkeeper Pradeep Shukla caved in at around 1 p.m.