NEW DELHI: Thirteen devotees were killed and a dozen rescued on Thursday (30th of March, 2023) after they fell into a well at a Hindu temple in India.
More than 25 worshipers plunged into the step-well – a stair-lined communal water source – after the floor covering it collapsed in the central city of Indore.
“Police recovered 11 bodies from the well and two people succumbed to their injuries at the hospital,” Narottam Mishra, Madhya Pradesh home minister, told reporters.
Mishra said an investigation had been launched into the mishap and the families of the dead would be compensated.
Police official Manish Kapooriya told the Media rescue efforts were continuing and that the injured were moved to government hospitals for treatment.