Pandal collapses during mass wedding due to gusts of wind, bride and 3 guests sustain minor injuries

Maharashtra: Pandal collapses during mass wedding due to gusts of wind, bride and 3 guests sustain minor injuries

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The 125 couples were from the tribal villages of Dahanu, Mokhada, Vikramgad and Jawhar.
  • Strong winds swept parts of the pandal and it collapsed when the chanting of the rituals began.
  • About 1,000 people attended the event.
Mumbai: During a mass tribal wedding at Dahanu taluka of Palghar district, a 23-year-old bride and three guests were slightly injured due to a collapsed pandal. The pandal collapsed due to the gusts of wind. The incident happened on Sunday.

Hours later, 125 couples, including the injured bride, were married at the same location, reports The era of India.

The Palghar Unit of Shiv Sena and the Kesari Foundation organized the mass wedding. The 125 couples were from the tribal villages of Dahanu, Mokhada, Vikramgad and Jawhar. The ceremony took place in the village of Aina. Strong winds swept parts of the pandal and it collapsed when the chanting of the rituals began. About 1,000 people attended the event.

People started running for safety when the pandal crashed.

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The bride and three guests who suffered minor injuries to limbs were taken to Cottage Hospital in Dahanu for treatment and later returned to the scene. Another pandal which was erected to serve lunch was sturdy and was used to complete wedding rituals. The couple were gifted with utensils and other household items.

The winds took everyone by surprise, eyewitnesses said. There was no warning about it. The pandals were erected from Saturday. A video of the pandal’s collapse has gone viral on social media.

For the past two years, the mass wedding has not taken place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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