One killed, 12 injured as drainage slab caves in Gujarat from crowdingtext_fields
Rajkot: A slab across a drain collapsed on Sunday in Gujarat’s Rajkot killing one person and injuring 12 others after 20 people fell into the ditch, officials said.
According to an official, the incident occurred due to overcrowding, with people gathering in large numbers to visit a nearby Ganesh Puja pandal.
Quick response teams, including 11 ambulances and fire brigade personnel, rushed to the scene to carry out rescue operations.
Municipal Commissioner Anand Patel said: "The injured individuals were sent to the civil hospital. Rescue operations are underway (to check if anyone is trapped)."
IANS with superficial edits