14 killed in India tent collapse

At least 14 people have been killed after a tent collapsed during a religious event in India.

More than 50 others were injured when the structure caved in due to heavy rain and strong winds in the Barmer district of Rajasthan state.

The Hindustan Times reports that around 300 people were inside the tent at the time, with some being electrocuted by falling wires.

The state's disaster management and relief minister Bhanwar Lal Meghwal questioned why organisers had not switched off the power supply in view of the wet weather.

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

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