The 12th Century fort (a Unesco world heritage site) has been undergoing restoration as part of a Rs 1.2 crore project for the past
couple of weeks.
There were no reported injuries since it was lunchtime and no one was working at the time of the incident. In the wake of the wall
collapse, the report adds that the road was barricaded and the police force was deployed, by order of the district administration.
There are concerns that carrying out repair work during the monsoon is a dangerous idea and if this collapse is anything to go by,
worse incidents could be yet to come. The Archaeological Survey of India’s (ASI) restoration plan faced some opposition from the
district administration that expressed its concerns about work of this nature being conducted during the rains, but in the end, the ASI
received the requisite approval.
Here is the video of the wall collapse as captured by an eyewitness: