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18 killed in massive explosion at wedding in India


  • World
  • Sunday, 18 Feb 2018

Indian army and emergency services personnel carrying out rescue work after a building collapsed because of a gas cylinder explosion during a wedding party in Beawar, Rajasthan state, on Feb 18, 2018.PHOTO: AFP.

Indian army and emergency services personnel carrying out rescue work after a building collapsed because of a gas cylinder explosion during a wedding party in Beawar, Rajasthan state, on Feb 18, 2018.PHOTO: AFP.

AJMER, India: Rescuers discovered nine more bodies Sunday beneath the ruins of a hotel, bringing the known death toll from an explosion which tore through a wedding party to 18, an official said.

A gas cylinder exploded late Friday (Feb 15) at the hotel in the city of Beawar, in the western state of Rajasthan, reducing the venue to ruins and sparking a huge fire.

   

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