updated 5/23/2007 2:25:05 PM ET 2007-05-23T18:25:05

A wall collapsed Wednesday at a bar in southern India after being lashed by heavy rains, and at least 27 people were killed, a news agency reported.

The rains had apparently weakened the 22-foot wall at the drinking establishment in the town of Angeripalayam, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, the Press Trust of India reported, citing police.

The report said 27 bodies had been recovered and that an undetermined number of injured were being treated at nearby hospitals.

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