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  • Updated: March 31, 2023

35 killed, 16 Injured In Indian Temple Collapse

35 killed, 16 Injured In Indian Temple Collapse

35 people have been killed and 16 injured after a temple collapsed in India, according to a local government official on Friday.

Indore district magistrate Ilayaraja T. said; "We have 35 people dead. One person is still missing. Rescue operations are on."

Women, children and an 18-month-old baby were among those standing on the grill covering the well when it collapsed, The Times of India newspaper reported.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi added that he was "extremely grieved" by news of the accident.

"The state government is spearheading rescue and relief work at a quick pace.

"My prayers are with all those affected and their families."

Modi's office said compensation payments of 200,000 rupees ($2,400) would be given to the next of kin of the victims.

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