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Central team to visit Bengal to assess reasons behind tent collapse during PM Modi's rally

PTI | Updated on: 17 Jul 2018, 04:12:55 PM
Central team to visit Bengal to assess reasons behind tent collapse during PM Modi's rally (Photo: Twitter)

Central team to visit Bengal to assess reasons behind tent collapse during PM Modi's rally (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi:

A team of top security officials will be visiting West Bengal to assess the circumstances leading to the collapse of a tent during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Midnapore, in which over 90 people were injured.

The team comprising top officials of the Special Protection Group (SPG) will assess whether there was any lapse in the security measures, lack of coordination among different agencies and other shortcomings in organising the rally, a senior Home Ministry official said.

The development comes a day after the Home Ministry sought a report from the West Bengal government on the incident that occurred on Monday.

The makeshift tent, erected next to the main entrance of the rally venue to shelter people from rain, collapsed when Modi was midway through his speech.

The prime minister later visited the hospital where the injured, including 50 women, were undergoing treatment.

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First Published : 17 Jul 2018, 04:12:24 PM