The roof of an ancient ‘bavdi’ (a large well) situated in a temple here collapsed on Thursday during Ram Navami festival leaving at least 8 dead and several trapped.
Commenting on the incident, collector Dr Illaiyaraja T confirmed that at least eight people had been killed.
Meanwhile, a rescue operation has been launched to save those feared trapped, an official said.
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An eyewitness said that a large number of people had gathered on the roof of the ancient bavdi and it caved in as it was unable to bear the load.