Around a dozen people injured when the roof of a cabin they were sitting on caved while on the route of Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad in Gujarat on Friday.
According to the report, Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghavi was walking along with the procession when the incident took place. He rushed to the spot and directed the police officials to take necessary measures.
The minister even consoled a little girl and a boy who were separated from their family after the collapse. A video of Sanghavi wiping the girl’s tears have gone viral on the social media.
It is to be noted that the incident took place when the procession was passing through narrow roads of Shahpur area in the Old city on Friday evening.
“Some 10 to 15 persons, including children, were sitting on the roof of a small cabin to enjoy the Rath Yatra. All of them fell after the roof, which was made of tin sheets, suddenly collapsed,” said Sanghavi.
“Luckily, policemen rushed to the spot and helped all of them. They are safe as they sustained only minor injuries. Since the girl was crying, I consoled her. She was then handed over to her family,” the minister added.