RAIPUR: A large stage erected for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public event in Naya Raipur collapsed in a sudden storm on Friday afternoon, injuring 55 people, officials said.

The injured included 44 policemen.

As a result of the accident, the event of Modi on Saturday has been cancelled, announced Chief Minister Raman Singh, who toured the spot afterwards. However, the prime minister’s programme in Dantewada will go on as scheduled.