In a tragic incident, at least 13 women and girls were killed after accidentally falling into a well during wedding celebrations in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar. According to the reports, some women and girls were sitting on an iron net of the well while performing a marriage ritual and due to heavy load the net broke and those sitting on top of it fell into the well.
Ten people also sustained injuries in the incident. The government announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh will be given to the kin of each person killed in the incident. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the tragedy and said that the local administration is providing all possible help. Further probe into the incident is on.