Madhya Pradesh Jail Wall Collapsed, 22 Injured

  • | Saturday | 31st July, 2021

Due to heavy rains, a wall of a barrack in Bhind jail collapsed. 

In Madhya Pradesh`s Bhind Jail a wall of a barrack collapsed early on Saturday injuring 22 prisoners. 

The wall of barrack number 6 caved in around 5.10 am, Bhind Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Singh told PTI over the phone.

"Twenty-two prisoners were injured in the incident. One of the inmates, who suffered serious injuries, was rushed to Gwalior for advanced medical treatment, while other injured prisoners were taken to the district hospital," he said.

There were 255 prisoners inside the prison at the time of the incident, he added.

 "As soon as we got information about, police personnel was rushed to the jail for the rescue operation," Mr. Singh said.

The police officer said that the jail building was quite old and the wall might have collapsed as a result of incessant rains in the state. 

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