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India: 11 die after falling into well during wedding celebrations

Two others were injured after a slab of stone gave away in Uttar Pradesh



By ANI

Published: Thu 17 Feb 2022, 7:51 AM

Last updated: Thu 17 Feb 2022, 7:56 AM

As many as eleven people lost their lives after falling into a well during wedding celebrations in the Nebua Naurangia area of Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

Further, two people have been seriously injured after they accidentally fell into a well.

Speaking on this, the District Magistrate of Kushinagar, S Rajalingam said to reporters, “We have got to know that 11 people have died and two others have been seriously injured after they accidentally fell into a well. This happened during a wedding program wherein some people were sitting on a slab of a well and due to heavy load, the slab broke.”

“An ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh will be given to the kin of the deceased,” he added.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has deeply condoled the death of people in the accident of falling in a well in Nebua Naurangiya police station area of Kushinagar.

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“He has directed the concerned officials to conduct rescue and relief operations immediately and provide proper treatment to the injured,” tweeted the office of the Chief Minister.

Further probe into the matter is currently underway.


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