Death toll rises to 36 in temple collapse in India
Updated 18:27, 31-Mar-2023

The death toll from a stepwell collapse at a temple in Indore, India rose to 36, NDTV reported on Friday.

The incident happened on the day of the Ram Navami festival when the temple was witnessing a huge rush of devotees. 

The worshipers plunged into the stepwell – a stair-lined communal water source – after the floor covering it collapsed in the central city of Indore.

"The State Government is spearheading rescue and relief work at a quick pace. My prayers with all those affected and their families," Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted. 

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