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India: 4 dead, 10 trapped after 30 people fall into well

Web Report/Vidhisha
Filed on July 16, 2021
Photo credit: NDTV

The Madhya Pradesh villagers were attempting to rescue a boy who had fallen in earlier.

Four people have died after 30 fell into a well in Madhya Pradesh.

According to NDTV, 10 people are still trapped inside the well in the village of Ganj Basoda, about 50 kilometres from the headquarters of the Vidhisha district.

As per officials, 30 people were trying to rescue a boy who had fallen into the well earlier when its roof collapsed under their weight.

19 people have been rescued thus far and have sustained minor injuries. Five have been admitted to the hospital.

"The National Disaster Management Force and State Disaster Management Force have been pressed into action. Inspector General, Zone, and other senior officials have also reached the spot. I am in touch with the concerned officials," the state's Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan told the media.

The Chief Minister ordered 5 lakh rupees each for the next of kin of the dead. He assured 50,000 rupees and free medical treatment to the injured.

He has also ordered a high-level inquiry into the incident and instructed the officials to ensure the best possible medical treatment for the victims.

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