NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his concern over the collapse of a large tent at a religious ceremony that news reports said killed at least 14 people Sunday.
Modi said in a tweet on his office’s official account that the incident in Rajasthan state was “unfortunate. He said his thoughts “were with the bereaved families” and he wished the injured a quick recovery.
The Press Trust of India agency reported at least 14 people died and 50 others were wounded when the tent collapsed during a Hindu ceremony.
Western Rajasthan state chief minister Ashok Gehlot said a strong storm caused the collapse of the tent in a village in Barmer. The area is 800 kilometers (497 miles) west of New Delhi, India’s capital.
Gehlot in a tweet said that he ordered an investigation into the incident, while relief and rescue work was being carried out by the local administration.