Pics: Ujjain Simhastha Kumbh Mela hit by strong winds, heavy rains, 10 killed

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Ujjain, May 6: At least ten people were killed and nearly 50 injured at the Ardh Kumbh Mela here on Thursday when some temporary structures collapsed after strong winds and heavy rains, officials said.

Prime Minister Naredra Modi condoled the loss of lives in the pandal collapse and wished speedy recovery of those injured.

Pics: Winds, heavy rains lash Ujjain

The month-long pilgrimage visited by tens of thousands of devotees and tourists began on April 22 and is set to continue till May 21 with the last holy dip in Kshipra river.

Strong winds, heavy rains lash Ardh Kumbh Mela in Ujjain

A view of damaged pandal after heavy rains and storm during Simhashta Maha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain.

Damaged pandals after heavy rains, storm in Ujjain

A view of damaged pandals after heavy rains and storm during Simhashta Maha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.

Pandal collapsed during Simhastha Mahakumbh in Ujjain

A pandal collapsed due to heavy storm during Simhastha Mahakumbh in Ujjain on Thursday.

Strong winds, rain lash Simhastha Mahakumbh

A pandal collapses due to heavy storm during Simhastha Mahakumbh in Ujjain on Thursday

Pandal collapsed after heavy thunderstorm in Ujjain kumbh

Pandal collapsed after heavy thunderstorm at Simhastha Mahakumbh in Ujjain on Thursday.

Heavy thunderstorm at the Simhastha Mahakumbh

A heavy thunderstorm at the Simhastha Mahakumbh in Ujjain on Thursday.

Pandal collapsed in Ujjain

A pandal collapsed after heavy thunderstorm at Simhastha Mahakumbh in Ujjain on Thursday.

Pandal collapsed after heavy thunderstorm in Ujjain

A pandal collapsed after heavy thunderstorm at Simhastha Mahakumbh in Ujjain on Thursday.

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