In a devastating incident that unfolded on Thursday afternoon, a well cave-in resulted in the loss of six lives in Piska village of Jharkhand's Ranchi district. The tragedy occurred around 70 kilometers away from the state capital, Ranchi. While Chief Minister Hemant Soren confirmed the tragic loss of lives, officials from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) emphasized that the death toll remains uncertain as rescue operations continue.
According to Ranchi SP (Rural) H B Jama, the incident was triggered when an animal fell into the well. In an effort to rescue the trapped creature, a total of nine individuals ventured into the well. Tragically, during the rescue attempt, a portion of the well collapsed, leading to the unfortunate loss of lives.
Expressing his condolences, Chief Minister Hemant Soren conveyed his grief on social media platform X (formerly Twitter). He posted, "My heart is pained by the sad news of the death of five people in a well in Piska village. May God grant peace to the departed souls, and give strength to the bereaved family members to bear this difficult hour of grief."
As the NDRF tirelessly continues the rescue mission to save those still trapped within the well, the incident stands as a somber reminder of the unpredictable and tragic nature of accidents, highlighting the importance of safety measures and precautionary protocols.