Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

National News

At Least 35 Dead After Falling In A 40-Year-Old Defunct Well In Indore | Ram Navami

Untitled design 2023 03 31T130824.666

At least 35 people have died after falling in a well in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, while celebrating Ram Navami. Besides the dead, over a dozen others got injured after the covering of a temple wall fell and the people fell inside.

“We have rescued 18 people, 35 have been found dead and 16 are injured,” Ilayaraja T, Indore’s district magistrate told Reuters.

According to the officials, the devotees had gathered in the temple to celebrate the Ram Navami festival on Thursday. The incident took place during a prayer ceremony organised at Beleshwar Mahadev Jhulelal temple on the occasion of Ram Navami.

Reports also suggested that the rescue work started on Thursday after the cameras, set underwater, showed the bodies of people floating in the waters.

A team of over 140 rescuers used several pieces of equipment, including ropes and ladders to pull the bodies from the well, after pumping the water out of the well. Makrand Deoskar, local Police Commissioner confirmed that over a dozen people had fallen into the well and they were covered by the falling debris.

25 devotees fall into well during Ram Navami celebrations in Indore temple  | Indore News - Times of India

Credits – Times Of India

Reports also suggested that the temple authorities had stopped using the well and had left it covered with iron grills and tiles. The well has been covered for over 40 years.

Chief Minister of the state, Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a compensation of Rs. 5,00,000 rupees to the family of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to those who are injured. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a compensation of Rs. 2,00,000 for the kin of the deceased.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


A video showing a baby with redness and cracks has gone viral, naming it ‘alien baby’ and ‘demon child’. The video claims that the...

National News

The CBI conducted investigations at 77 locations spanning 14 states, detaining ten suspects as part of a massive crackdown on online child sex abuse....


The much-awaited Khakee: The Bihar Chapter was released on Netflix on November 25 and since then Chandan Mahto, who is the main antagonist in...


Twenty days after its release, Rishabh Shetty’s ‘Kanatara’ continues to be the first choice for moviegoers. After a thundering response to the Kannada version,...