On Thursday, Eleven bodies have been recovered and 19 people rescued from a well, which collapsed during a rescue operation to pull out a boy, in the Ganjbasoda area of Madhya Pradesh’s Vidisha district. As said by News agency PTI cited MP’s medical education Minister Vishwas Sarang, late on Friday that the boy’s body was the last one to be taken out from the well.
On Friday Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences to the families of those who died after falling into the well and also announced an ex-gratia of ₹ 2 lakh for the families of the victims.
Police on Thursday said that Nearly 40 people, who gathered around a 40-feet-deep well to watch the rescue of the 10-year-old boy in Lalpathar village, fell into it when its boundary wall gave in. A tractor being used to pump out water also fell into the well.
Villagers said the sarpanch and local administration were to be blamed for the accident. The well has been the only source of water for 700 families of the village. A large number of people came here for procuring water. The safety wall of the well was weak and villagers had informed the sarpanch and panchayat secretary about it. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered a high-level inquiry in this matter and also announced an ex gratia of ₹5 lakh for the relative of the deceased and ₹50,000 to those injured in the accident.