Bhopal: A major accident took place at Ganjbasauda in Vidisha district, 120 kilometers from Madhya Pradesh's capital Bhopal, last Thursday evening. In fact, the well collapsed due to a crowd of people who rushed to rescue the child after he fell into a well in Lal Patthar village here. As a result, more than 30 people fell in. Rescue operation of NDRF, SDRF, and local administration team is now underway in the entire case. So far, only 16 people have been evacuated and 13 people are still missing. The same three have died and their bodies have been recovered. Soon after the incident, State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan rushed NDRF, SDRF teams from Bhopal to the spot for rescue operations.
At the same time, the Chief Minister spoke to all senior officials and asked them to expedite the relief and rescue operations. Let me tell you that Vidisha District Minister-in-charge Vishwas Sarang also left Bhopal after the chief minister's direction and rushed to the spot and is constantly monitoring the relief and rescue operations. In fact, at 6:00 p.m., a 14-year-old boy fell into a well in Lal Patthar village of Ganjbasauda. At that time, the 30 feet deep well had water ranging from 10 to 15 feet. As soon as the child fell, a crowd of people rushed around the well to save him. The well was then covered with cemented slabs above. The weight of the crowd suddenly broke the slab and the well collapsed. More than 30 people fell into the well when the well collapsed. As soon as they came to know about the incident, all the administration officials rushed to the spot and started relief and rescue operations through other machines including JCB. A tractor carrying relief work also collapsed at around 11 pm.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted about the incident and wrote, "Some people have been reported falling into a well under Ganjbasauda police station in Vidisha district. The SDM is present at the spot. The District Collector and the SP are also reaching in my direction. The administration team is actively engaged in rescue operations. I have spoken to CS, DGP, and SDRF DG. An SDRF team has left for the spot with the necessary equipment for rescue operations. The Commissioner and IG have also left. I am constantly taking stock of the situation and in live contact.''
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered a high-level inquiry into the incident. In a tweet, the Chief Minister wrote, "With all its might, the administration is engaged in relief and rescue operations. I have made this place a control room. I am constantly in touch with relief and rescue operations. By making the best efforts, we will carry out rescue operations and do our best to save the people. This incident is unfortunate. I asked Vishwas Sarangji to rush to the spot and keep a close watch on the relief and rescue operations. I have directed a high-level inquiry into the Ganjbasauda incident and provide all possible medical assistance to the victims.''
Until the news was made on our website, a piece of information received that a total of 4 people died in the incident and 19 people rescued safely.