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Roof collapses during Muharram celebrations in Andhra Pradesh, 20 injured — Watch

Of the 20 people, five are said to have sustained serious injuries.

Roof collapses during Muharram celebrations in Andhra Pradesh, 20 injured — Watch
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New Delhi: In an unfortunate incident, over a dozen people were left injured after the roof extension of a building collapsed, resulting in people standing atop and fell down with it. The incident took place on late Monday during a Muharram procession in Bandameedi Thandrapadu village of Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. As many as 20 people suffered injuries in the incident. 

According to reports, the injured were immediately rushed to Kurnool Government General Hospital for treatment. Of the 20 people, five are said to have sustained serious injuries and are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit.

According to information, the villagers had organized an event on the occasion of Muharram. And while people assembled at the function place, some of them were watching from the house rooftops.

Suddenly, an extension of the house roof collapsed and the portion along with people standing on it fell down on the people beneath it. It is believed that the roof extension could not hold the weight of the people standing on it.