Madhya Pradesh: Many villagers fall into well as wall collapses, rescue ops on | Bhopal News – Times of India

BHOPAL: In a tragic incident, more than 25 to 30 people fell into a well in Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh after its wall caved in following the weight of a massive crowd that had gathered around to rescue a child on Thursday night.
They crammed around to observe the child’s rescue. Incident was reported from the Lalpathar area around 7.30pm.

Several fell into the well. It is unclear as to whether there were any casualties. 12 people have been rescued by the team of NDRF and SDRF with the help of locals and have been sent to
DGP Vivek Johri said that the exact number of people who might have fallen inside is not clear yet. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was in the district for ‘kanyadan’ of three adopted girls.
He asked minister Vishwas Sarang to reach the spot and monitor rescue operations. Sources say there were more than 50 people at the spot. There was difficulty in carrying out the rescue operations following inadequate light.
Police say the boundary wall and the inside wall of the well caved in. The well is said to be 100 feet deep. Rescue operations were on till filing of this report.

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