Well collapses in Pune; 60-year-old man dies under debris

Updated: Apr 19, 2019, 14:31 IST | Chaitraly Deshmukh | Pune

60-year-old man dies under the debris of a well which collapsed near Ganesh Nagar Kolar Vadi in Ambegaon on Thursday night

Pic courtesy/Chaitraly Deshmukh
Pic courtesy/Chaitraly Deshmukh

In a bizarre incident, a 60-year-old labourer lost his life after he was trapped under the debris of a well which collapsed near Ganesh Nagar Kolar Vadi in Ambegaon on Thursday night. The police have identified the deceased as Kishan Dhami Gawade (60), a resident of Kolarbadi in Ambegoan, Pune. The local residents along with the police and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rushed to the spot to rescue the man.


NDRF commandant Pandit Ithape said, "The under-construction work of the well is going on and around 50 feet has been dug. On Thursday, around 7 pm, as it was dark, the labourers inside the well we're moving out. A part of the debris fell on Kishan who was trying to move out."


"We were alerted about the incident and immediately rushed to the spot at around 9 pm. The debris was too huge to be dug out manually. Initially, we used a JCB, but to avoid any injuries to the victim, the jawans thus started digging and around 5 am, we found his body. He was rushed to hospital but was declared dead." he added.


In another incident, in an attempt to take a selfie proved fatal for two youths as they fell into a well in Rajasthan's Sikar district, police. The incident took place in Reenu village of Laxmangarh town when Rajesh Godara and Irfaan were taking a selfie near the well, DSP Brij Mohan Aswal said. The duo died as they slipped and fell into the well, he said. The bodies were handed over to the family members today after conducting postmortem, he added.

Also Read: Mumbai: Aid for kin of three victims who drowned in Vile Parle well

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