The rescuers used ladders and ropes to get people up from the well after the collapse. Photo: AP / NTB
31. mars 2023 05:53 – Updated 31 March 2023 05:54
The death toll after a floor collapsed over a well in a temple in India has risen to 35. A further 16 have been injured.
The accident happened when believers had gathered for a Hindu festival in the city of Indore on Thursday.
– We have rescued 18 people. 35 have been found dead, and 16 are injured, says Ilayaraja T, a high-ranking official in the local government in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
At least 75 rescuers and soldiers worked through the night to remove building debris and used ropes and ladders to get people who had fallen into the well out.