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Man, two daughters die after descending well in MP's Balaghat

Press Trust of India  |  Balaghat (MP) 

A and his two daughters today died, possibly of asphyxiation, after they entered a well to retrieve a bucket in Dundaseoni area of Madhya Pradesh's district, said.

identified the three as Ganesh Raut (52) and his daughters (22) and Savita (18).

"Raut descended a well to retrieve a bucket that fell in after the rope to which it was tied snapped. His daughters too descended the well after they saw Raut lying below in an unresponsive state," said of (SDOP) Akhil Patel.

On being alerted, a police team rushed to the spot and pulled out the dead bodies of the three persons, Patel said.

He said that post mortem reports of Raut and his daughters were awaited.

"The post mortem reports will tell us the exact cause of death, But prima facie, it looks like they died of asphyxiation (state of being deprived of oxygen)," Patel said.

Further investigations into the case were underway, the SDOP added.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 20:30 IST