Barmer pandal tragedy fall out of negligence: Raje

Barmer pandal tragedy fall out of negligence: Raje

New Delhi: BJP leaders Vasundhara Raje and Saroj Pandey arrive for a meeting of party's national office bearers and state presidents presided by party President Amit Shah. (PTI Photo)

Former chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday termed the Barmer pandal tragedy a fallout of administrative and governmental negligence and said the inquiry report should be out soon.

The pandal under which people were listening to a "Ram katha" at Jasol village in Barmer district had collapsed due to strong winds and rain Sunday evening, leaving at least 15 dead and over 70 injured.

Raje visited the incident site and met those injured in the tragedy at the hospital.

She also met the kin of the deceased, expressing condolences.

Talking to media persons in Jodhpur, Raje said, "I visited the spot where the tragedy took place. It was evident that there was grave administrative and governmental negligence. Nobody obtained details about the event in advance."

She added that even the electricity arrangements were not taken care of.

The former CM said the inquiry report should be out soon so that the responsibility could be fixed.

The Jodhpur divisional commissioner is holding an inquiry into the incident. 

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