Three injured as stage collapses during Modi rally

Ballia: Three persons were today injured when a stage set up for folk singers during Narendra Modi's rally collapsed in Sikandarpur.

The BJP prime ministerial candidate was addressing a public meeting in favour of party candidate from Salempur constituency, Ravedra Kushwaha. When Modi reached the dias, a large number of crowd rose to the nearby stage set up for folk singers, leading to its collapse.

Three persons - Kamlesh (18), Lakshmi (13) and Ashutosh (20) - were injured in the incident and rushed to a local hosptial, where condition of Laksmi is stated to be serious.

Superintended of Police KC Goswami said organisers would be served notice for not preparing the stage as per norms.

PTI
First Published: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 21:27
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