Wednesday, May 31, 2023

14 killed in Indore temple tragedy; Prez, PM condole

In a tragic accident on Ram Navami, at least 14 people were killed and several others injured after they fell into a deep stepwell, containing water, at a prominent temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore on Thursday while offering prayers, officials said.
President Draupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and other leaders expressed grief at the tragic incident. The incident occurred at the Baleshwar Mahadev temple.
As per the police, the cover over an old stepwell, around 50 to 60 feet deep, on which devotees were standing to offering their prayers, caved in, due to which around 30 people fell into it. Panic spread as people started crying after seeing their beloved gasping for life in the deep well.
District administration and the police swung into action soon and NDRF teams were also called for the rescue operation. District Collector Illaiaraja T. also reached to monitor the rescue operation and other departments like health and fire were also alerted. Illaiaraja T. said that the rescue operation was still underway.


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