Amar Singh, Manoj Tiwari unhurt as their rally stage collapses

January 29th, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Gorakhpur, Jan 29 (IANS) Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh and popular Bhojpuri singer Manoj Tiwari had a miraculous escape as when the stage erected for their rally here Friday suddenly collapsed.Tiwari is the Samajwadi Party’s official nominee for the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat and the rally was organised to launch his poll campaign in the city, where he drew huge crowds.

Local authorities ruled out any foul play behind the collapse of the platform, which they attributed to “weak structuring”.

According to a police official, “apparently the stage was not sturdy enough to take the weight of the large number of people who climbed on it.”

He, however, said that no one was hurt in the accident.

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