Akola: At least seven people died and around 30 were injured after an old tree fell on a tin shed at Paras in Akola of Maharashtra.
Nima Arora the Collector of Akola informed that nearly 40 persons were present under the shed when an old tree fell on it.
“Nearly 40 persons were present under the shed, out of which 36 were admitted in the hospital and four of them were brought dead,” said Collector Arora.
“Later the dead toll rose upto seven, and one person is critically injured,” she added.
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expressed his deep condolences over the death of “some devotees” in the incident.
The devotees had gathered for a religious ceremony at Paras in the Akola district.
Talking about the treatment of the injured, Fadnavis wrote, “Some of the injured have been admitted to the District General Hospital and minor injuries are being treated at Balapur.”
“Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has decided to provide financial assistance to the families of the deceased from the state government and the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund,” he added.