UP: Six killed, 23 injured as wall collapses in Mau

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Six persons, including two children and four women, were killed and 23 others were injured when a wall collapsed during a marriage function in Ghosi town of Mau district here in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, police sources said here.

Police sources said that a marriage function was scheduled at the residence of Brajesh Madhesiya on Saturday as a part of which a ‘Haldi’ ceremony was being organised. “To perform the ceremony a group of women had gone outside the town along with the band,” they said.

Police sources said that when the women were returning a dilapidated wall collapsed on the group near a bank and around 30 people were buried under the debris. “Six persons, including a boy identified as Madho and a two and a half year old girl Anvi and four women, were killed in the incident. 23 people sustained serious injuries are being treated at the district hospital,” they said.

District Magistrate Arun Kumar along with Superintendent of Police (SP) Avinash Pandey and other officers reached the spot. The rescue and relief work continues and efforts are being made to identify the rest of the deceased.

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