At an event in the Madurai region of Tamil Nadu, a barricade fell, injuring a large number of people.
The event happened at the launch of the “Happy Street” program in Madurai’s Annanagar neighborhood.
Images show individuals attempting to save one another while others tend to their injured loved ones.
As Tamil Nadu Information Technology Minister Palanivel Thiagarajan along with Minister P Moorthy and District Collector M S Sangeetha inaugurated the program, people tried to rush to the front, she said.
“Shortly after, the stage barricade collapsed and injured several people. Some people got suffocated and some were left unconscious in the incident,” she added.