Two electrocuted as puja pandal collapses

Two people were electrocuted when a puja pandal (marquee) collapsed following heavy rain in West Bengal`s Burdwan district, police said Sunday.

IANS| Updated: Oct 13, 2013, 18:08 PM IST

Kolkata: Two people were electrocuted when a puja pandal (marquee) collapsed following heavy rain in West Bengal`s Burdwan district, police said Sunday.
The incident occurred Sunday afternoon in Parsia, Asansol subdivision of the district.

"Following heavy rain and storm, a puja pandal caved in and two persons atop it were electrocuted," a police officer said.

Following heavy rains in the region, at least 10 people were injured when around 50 kutcha houses (mud house) collapsed in Kanksa, Burdwan district, police said.