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35 worshipers killed scores injured in India temple collapse

35 worshipers killed scores injured in India temple collapse

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31 Mar 2023 - 19:35
35 worshipers killed scores injured in India temple collapse
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31 Mar 2023 - 19:35

KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 35 people have been confirmed dead with dozens of others injured after an Indian temple collapsed as worshippers celebrated a major religious holiday in the central city of Indore on Thursday.

Indian media reported the temple was reported to have plunged into the stepwell, a stair-lined communal water source, after the floor covering it collapsed.

The Indore district magistrate, Ilayaraja T, who spoke to journalists at the scene of the disaster, said:

“Thirty-five people are dead. One person is still missing. We have so far recovered the 35 bodies and the rescue operation is continuing.”

Witnesses said a large crowd of devotees had thronged the temple to perform a fire ritual and celebrate the festival for the deity Rama when the temple carved in.

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