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Death Toll In MP’s Indore Rises To 35 After Temple Stepwell Collapse On Ramnavami

Celebrations for Ram Navami at a temple in Indore were marred by tragedy when a slab covering a historic “bawdi” or well abruptly collapsed.

35 people are currently deceased as a result of the temple stepwell collapse incident in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, according to authorities. Dr. Ilayaraja, the Indore Collector, reported that 14 people have so far been saved while 35 people perished in the event.

Rescue efforts are still going on under the direction of the district government, Madhya Pradesh police, National Disaster Response Force, and State Disaster Emergency and Response Force.

“A total of 35 individuals perished, 1 is still missing, and 14 have been saved. Following treatment, two individuals successfully made their way home. The search effort to find those who have been reported missing is in progress, according to the Indore Collector.

At the Beleshwar Mahadev Jhulelal Temple in Indore on Thursday, a special Ram Navami pooja occurred when the ceiling of a stepwell collapsed.

The 18-hour rescue effort began at about 12:30 on Thursday and is still continuing, according to Collector Ilayaraja T.

A magisterial investigation into the situation has been authorised.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, declared that 50,000 would go to the injured and 5 lakh to the surviving family members of the deceased. The Prime Minister Relief Fund will also receive the exgratia of Rs. 2 lakh.

CM Chouhan and the prime minister discussed the state of affairs.

“Extremely pained by the mishap in Indore. Spoke to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and took an update on the situation. The State Government is spearheading rescue and relief work at a quick pace. My prayers are with all those affected and their families,” PM Modi said in a tweet.

How the administration permitted the building of a slab atop an old well is now the subject of debate. Laxminarayan Sharma, the temple’s chief priest, claimed that the ceiling was built using concrete-free stone slabs and concrete reinforced with iron rods.

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