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Watch: Major part of Jaisalmer fort collapses

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 August 2016, 14:03 IST

A large chunk of the historic Jaisalmer fort in Rajasthan collapsed during a restoration session of the UNESCO World Heritage site on 25 August.

No casualties were reported as the people working on the site had gone out for the lunch when the incident took place, The Hindu reported.

The 12th Century Jaisalmer fort has been undergoing restoration work for the last two weeks.

According to reports, the roads were barricaded after the mishap. Police forces have been deployed as per the directions given the district administration.

When the Archaeological Survey of India started restoration work, local residents reportedly expressed concerns about carrying out the work during monsoons.

According to a Times of India report, rain water seeped into a damaged wall in the fort causing the collapse of the huge portion of the fort.

Watch the footage here:

First published: 26 August 2016, 14:03 IST