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Indore Temple Accident: Death Count Rises To 35, 14 Rescued from Beleshwar Mahadev temple

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Indore Temple Accident: On Thursday, the roof of a stepwell at a temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore fell, killing up to 35 people. On Ram Navami, the stepwell ceiling at the Beleshwar Mahadev temple could not support the weight of a large throng.

“A total of 35 individuals were killed, one went missing, and 14 were rescued. After receiving treatment, two patients were able to return home safely. The search for people who have gone missing is currently underway “According to news agency ANI, Indore Collector Ilayaraja T stated.

 

“The 18-hour rescue operation began about 12:30 p.m. on Thursday and is still ongoing,” he said.

The temple is managed by a private trust and is located in Sneh Nagar, one of Indore’s oldest residential colonies. According to sources, the tragedy could have been avoided if the Indore Municipal Corporation had responded to people’ complaints.

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Many media outlets obtained a copy of a municipality notice sent to the Beleshwar Mahadev temple trust in April 2022 in response to concerns from locals who claim the temple was erected on a stepwell in an encroached park. The municipal body had marked the well’s cover for demolition but backed down after the trust warned that such a move would be offensive to religious sensitivities.

Indore Temple Accident: All you need to know

According to locals, the temple was constructed by laying a slab over an ancient bawdi.

Following the catastrophe, people gathered outside the temple in search of family members who were on the premises at the time of the tragedy.

According to an eyewitness, there was a large crowd of devotees on the roof of the temple’s bawdi during the religious event. The building collapsed in because it couldn’t support the weight of so many people, he said.

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