Seven die in roof collapse during wedding ceremony

Seven persons were on Friday killed and 11 others injured when the overcrowded roof of a house collapsed during a wedding ceremony at Tankupi village in Aurangabad district, police said.

The incident happened when a large number of people gathered on the roof during a “sangeet” programme as part of wedding ceremony.

The weak roof could not bear the load of so many people on it and caved in, Superintendent of Police Upendra Kumar Sharma said.

The dead were in the age group of 12 to 18 years.

Sharma said while three died on the spot, as many succumbed on way to hospital and another died during treatment.

The injured have been taken to Hashpura referral hospital.