4 of marriage party killed as wall collapses

4 of marriage party killed as wall collapses Hyderabad, Nov 10 (PTI)Tragedy struck a marriageparty on Sunday as four people, including a woman, died and asmany were injured when a newly built wall of a hall herecollapsed on them, civic officials said.

The wall adjoining the parking lot of the hall atGolnaka collapsed after the wedding, they said, adding thatthe victims, all in the age group of 35-55, were relatives ofthe couple, they said.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC)Disaster Response Force teams carried out the rescueoperation, they said adding that the four injured have beenhospitalised.

Based on preliminary investigation, a policeofficial said it wasa newly constructed wall which apparentlydidnot have proper support, resulting in its collapse.

A case has been registered against the hall owner whowould be taken into custody and questioned, the policeofficial said adding that six bikes and two autorickshaws weredamaged in the incident.

Hyderabad Mayor Bonthu Rammohan announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh from the Mayor's Relief Fund to the kin ofthe deceased and an additional Rs 50,000 under a stategovernment scheme.

Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddyexpressed sorrow over the death of people and said the injuredshould be provided the best treatment.

The Minister also ordered for a detailed inquiryinto the incident. PTI VVKNVG NVG