Trying to save one, 30 people fell into well in Madhya Pradesh; 2 dead
New Delhi : In an attempt to save a boy, who fell into a well, in Madhya Pradesh's Vidisha district on Thursday, 30 other people toppled. Two people have lost their lives in the incident. The rescue operation is on.
The incident happened when the roof of the well collapsed due to the weight of people, who were trying to rescue the boy.
The incident took place at Ganj Basoda, about 50 kilometers from the district headquarters.
According to a report by NDTV, 20 people have been rescued and 10 are still trapped in the village. Minor injuries have been reported on the people rescued so far.
Speaking on the incident, Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan said that the rescue operation is on and he is in touch with the concerned officials.
"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," Mr. Chouhan told the media.
He also mentioned that two people have lost their lives in the incident. The bodies have been removed from the well.
"I pay homage to those who lost their lives in the accident. Rescue work is underway," tweeted MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Meanwhile, CM has asked officials to provide the best possible medical treatment to the victims.