According to the Hindustan Times report, Madhya Pradesh authorities reminded that dozens of people fell into the old big well (bavdi) whose roof collapsed at the Beleshwar Mahadev Jhulelal Temple during the Ram Navami Festival.
Authorities announced that one more body was found during the rescue efforts, which were carried out with difficulty due to the narrow entrance of the well and the mud.
36 people died, 16 people were rescued
In this way, the authorities said that the number of people who lost their lives by falling into the well rose to 36, adding that 4 of them were children and 20 of them were women.
Officials stated that 16 of those who fell into the well were rescued.
Prime Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, announced that the injured are being treated in hospitals across Indore.
On March 30, during the Ram Navami Festival, the roof of the old great well (bavdi) at the Beleshwar Mahadev Jhulelal Temple in Indore, Madhya Pradesh state, collapsed. Dozens of people fell into the well in the disaster.
According to the first determinations, in the incident in which 13 people lost their lives, 22 more bodies were found during the rescue efforts, which were carried out with difficulty due to the narrow entrance of the well and the mud.
It was announced that the municipal authorities demanded the removal of the well’s cover on the grounds that it was not safe in January and the festival was held without permission, but the temple authorities did not heed this request.