34 injured in floor collapse

June 26th, 2008 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, June 26 (IANS) Thirty four people attending a marriage ceremony were injured Thursday when a floor of a multi-storied house collapsed in Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj district, the police said. “A majority of the people received multiple fractures in the accident. They were admitted to a hospital,” T.R. Sharma, a police officer, told IANS.

The accident took place during a marriage function being held in the house in Kannauj’s Gandhi Nagar locality, about 170 km from Lucknow.

It appears that the floor gave way under the combined weight of a large number of people gathered there, the police official said.

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