Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced an ex gratia of Rs.2 lakh each for the families of those killed in a wall collapse in a marriage hall in Bharatpur in Rajasthan.

Expressing his condolences, Modi said: "I am pained beyond words… My thoughts are with the families of the deceased. I hope the injured recover soon."

He also announced Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured in the incident.

At least 22 persons were killed and 30 injured when the wall of a marriage hall collapsed in Bharatpur district late on Wednesday.