At least 20 injured after a canopy collapses at PM Modi's rally in West Bengal's Midnapore. The injured were taken to the hospital immediately on motorbikes by the ambulance that follows the Prime Minister's convoy. In no time PM Modi visited the injured in hospital. When PM Modi visited a woman who was also injured in Midnapore rally mishap, she requests him for an autograph. The PM Modi obliges to the lady.
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#WATCH One of the injured, in hospital requests PM Modi for an autograph, PM obliges. Several were injured after a portion of a tent collapsed during PM's rally in Midnapore earlier today. #WestBengal pic.twitter.com/3IlgwAgZrn— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2018
Reportedly, a portion of the tent in PM Narendra Modi’s rally in Midnapore collapsed during his speech today. PM instructed the SPG personnel to look after the people and attend to any injured. "Several injured after a portion of the tent in PM Narendra Modi’s rally in Midnapore collapsed during his speech today. PM later met the injured in hospital," tweeted ANI.
PM Modi stopped his speech to urge people to be careful, get off the stage and move to a safer area. "Those who have climbed up, please get down, all of you....please climb down. Those standing up there, please get down. Don't run," he urged.
Many of the injured are believed to be women. PM Modi spoke for almost 40 minutes after his arrival around 12.30.