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Boy killed as dome of mosque collapsed in nat’l capital

A 10-year-old was killed while another two were injured when one of the three domes of the historic Jama Masjid here collapsed on Diwali evening.

According to information given out by head priest of mosque, the boys were playing near the mosque and came under the debris when the dome collapsed.

The collapse came about at around 4 pm on Thursday. Soon after, a massive crowd gathered at the spot due to which the rescue operations were delayed.

The 10-year-old has been identified as Saad and died on the way to hospital while the other two seriously injured were being treated at the District Hospital here. The mosque was about 800 years old.

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