Baby, 1 of 13 guests killed after falling into a well in horrifying wedding tragedy – World News

At least 13 women and children, including a one-year-old baby, were killed after the well cap was made room during a wedding ceremony in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Officers at the scene
10 other people were also injured and taken to the hospital

A wedding ceremony turned tragic when at least 13 women and children, including a one-year-old baby, died after the well cap collapsed while they were partying.

Authorities from the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh said a sheet of metal covering an abandoned village collapsed under their weight on Wednesday.

The group sang and danced to celebrate a wedding in the Kushinagar district when the metallic coating gave way.

Ten other villagers were also injured when they fell into the well and were taken to the hospital, reports show.

Local police told NBC News that one of the victims was a one-year-old child.

The police have launched an investigation into what happened



Muralidhar Singh, one of the rescuers, said the well was more than 50 feet deep.

The guests did their best to help rescue those who fell into the well and take the injured to the hospital.

The accident happened during the traditional “Haldi” part of the wedding service when relatives smeared turmeric on the bride and groom’s faces to wish them well.

Eleven people are said to have died at the scene, two other victims died after being taken to hospital for treatment.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the accident was “heartbreaking”.

“My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives,” Modi said.

“I wish the injured a speedy recovery. The local authorities will help in any way they can.”

The wedding guests were dancing as the well lid gave way

News-18 reported, the Indian leader announced £1,957 would be compensated for the families of the victims and £489 for the injured.

Kushinagar Police Chief Sachindra Patel said an investigation was underway into how the well cap collapsed.

They added: “This is an unfortunate incident in the wedding.”

District Judge S Rajalingam told how the sheet metal could not bear the weight of the wedding guests.

He said: “During a wedding program, some people were sitting on a stone slab of the well and due to the overload, the stone broke.”

Rescue operations continued into midnight on Thursday, with senior officers continuing to monitor the situation.

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