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Covering over well at Indian temple collapses, killing 35


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Building collapses are common in India because of poor construction and a failure to observe regulations.

I doubt anyone was even thinking about regulations or safety standards at the time of building these things. It's about whether the people have common sense to avoid standing on top of a covered hole.

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Horrific tragedy. Unimaginable the terror of falling into that hole…

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They went to the temple to perform a fire ritual and celebrate the Hindu festival.

Sadly it ended in a watery death for many.


The mouth of the well was covered using iron grills and tiles several years ago. Municipal authorities in January ordered temple owners to remove the covering of the well because it was an unsafe and unauthorized structure, but temple authorities ignored the warning, the newspaper said.


The temple owners should be prosocuted for the deaths and injuries they caused.

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The temple owners should be prosocuted for the deaths and injuries they caused.

I'm pretty sure they will. Someone has to pay for this horror.

India is an amazing and invigorating place to visit, but you do always feel as though you could die there by any number of things. Maybe that's why its amazing.

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