Minister, others fall off as stage collapses in Budgam

Budgam: Panic gripped among National Conference workers and security personnel, when the stage on which Rural Development Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar was addressing people collapsed at Raithan area in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Eyewitnesses aid that number of people mostly security personnel, party leaders and journalist were sharing the stage with Ali Muhammad Sagar when it collapsed suddenly and they fell on one another. Witnesses added that workers took it as a militant attack and they started running around. Sagar was encircled by his security guards and was taken to a safer place.

Eyewitnesses said that various people sustained minor injuries. ‘Later on a table was arranged for the Minister to address the workers,’ they added. (CNS)