Tragedy at a religious festival in India: at least 35 dead after the floor of a Hindu temple collapses

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At least 35 people who were celebrating a religious holiday died after the floor collapsed on Thursday in a hindu temple Located in the central region of Madhya Pradesh India.

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According to the rescue teams and the Army, who are continuing to work on the site of the tragedy, so far “35 people have died”, even though they warn that a higher number of victims is not excluded. There is at least one missing person.

The tragic episode took place this Thursday afternoon, while the said party was taking place navami ram, marking the birth of the Hindu god Ram. Surprisingly, the floor of the Beleshwar Mahadev temple, located in the city of Indore, collapsed and dozens of people fell into a well

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Tragedy at a religious festival in India: at least 35 dead after the floor of a Hindu temple collapses

Tragedy at a religious festival in India: at least 35 dead after the floor of a Hindu temple collapses

“Because the well collapsed and there was water in the well too, people also drowned‘ said the city’s District Magistrate, Ilayaraja T.

For his part, the head of government of the region, Shivraj Singh Chauhan explained it the collapse of the infrastructure was due to excess weight, overcrowding and the heavy footsteps of passers-by. Furthermore, he assured that an investigation into the matter has been opened.

Tragedy at a religious festival in India: at least 35 dead after the floor of a Hindu temple collapses

Tragedy at a religious festival in India: at least 35 dead after the floor of a Hindu temple collapses

Meanwhile, the official offered financial compensation of Rs 500,000 (about $6,000) to the families of the victims and Rs 50,000 (about $600) to each of the injured, as well as free medical treatment.

similar background

Incidents such as stampedes or collapses in temple infrastructure are common in India, especially during religious celebrations, due to the large number of people attending these events and the few security measures for crowd control.

At least three people died and four others were injured on August 8 in a stampede during a celebration at a Hindu temple located in a village in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan.

In early 2022, at least twelve people have died and thirteen others have been injured after a stampede at a Hindu temple in the Jammu and Kashmir region of the north of the country.

Meanwhile, one of the worst such tragedies occurred on 25 January 2005, when at least 258 people died during a Hindu pilgrimage in the western state of Maharashtra.

Source: Clarin

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