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48 dead, 27 injured as water tank collapses in Rajasthan town

48 dead, 27 injured as water tank collapses in Rajasthan town
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Jaipur, Aug 27 (PTI) At least 48 people were killed and 27 injured when a water tank collapsed today at a village fair in Kama town of Rajasthan's Bharatpur district, about 225 km from here, a district official said.

Bharatput district collector R Venkateshwaran said the victims were among the 200 people who were sitting on the tank and watching a wrestling bout the Bhojan Thali Mela when the tank gave way.

The victims plunged into the water-filled tank which came crashing down, he told Relief Secretary R L Meena.

Rajasthan Home Secretary V S Singh the number of dead stood at 48 and wounded at 27 till late tonight.

Thousands of people were attending the fair when the incident occurred and people ran helter-skelter as panic spread.

Rajasthan government has ordered a probe into the incident and Transport Secretary Parmesh Chandra, a member of Revenue Board will investigate.
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