Ten bodies have been recovered so far in the rescue operation at the site of the tragic incident in Madhya Pradesh where about 30 people fell into a well while trying to rescue a boy.
Nineteen people who fell into the well at Lal Patar village in Vidisha district’s Ganj Basoda area have been rescued so far.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said those rescued are undergoing treatment for their injuries at hospitals in Vidisha and Basoda. He added that state ministers Vishvas Sarang and Govind Singh Rajput are monitoring the rescue work at the spot and that he is in constant touch with officials and ministers regarding the operation.
The Chief Minister announced in a Twitter post that the families of those who died in the incident will be provided a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each. The government will ensure the treatment of those injured and provide each of them with an assistance of Rs 50,000, he added.
Mr Chouhan further said the government will assist the affected families in every possible way in the future.
A teenaged boy fell into the well on Tuesday night. Some people climbed down the well to rescue him and others stood on the surrounding parapet to help them.
According to local residents, 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.