11 dead as 30 people fall into well while trying to rescue teenager in MP, 19 rescued

Madhya Pradesh: In a tragic incident reported in Madhya Pradesh’s Vidisha district, eleven bodies have been recovered after 30 people had fallen into a well while trying to rescue a boy. So far, 19 people have been rescued and those rescued are undergoing medical treatment.

The incident occurred on Tuesday night at Lal Patar village when a teenage boy fell into the well. Some people climbed down the well to rescue him and others stood on the surrounding parapet to help them.

Reports quoting eyewitnesses said the parapet collapsed under the weight of the people and all of them fell into the well. The well is about 50 feet deep and has water up to 20 feet.

Thereafter, a tractor deployed for the rescue operation skidded into the well with four policemen.

In this regard, the Prime Minister’s Office put out a Twitter post, expressing his condolences over the deaths and announcing assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for the families of those who died.

“Anguished by the tragedy in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh. My condolences to the bereaved families. An ex-gratia of ₹ 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who lost their lives: PM @narendramodi,” the official handle of PMO tweeted.

Earlier, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said those rescued are undergoing treatment for their injuries at hospitals in Vidisha and Basoda.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister announced in a Twitter post that the families of those who died in the incident will be provided compensation of Rs 5 lakh each. The state government will ensure the treatment of those injured and provide each of them with the assistance of Rs 50,000, he added.

Chouhan further said the government will assist the affected families in every possible way in the future.


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