One person was killed and five people were injured Monday when a 40-ft high water tank on a temple roof burst here, police said.
The water tank burst inside the premises of Khushali Baba temple in Jalalapur village of Chata tehsil in Mathura. The roof on which the tank was kept was being repaired.
“The water tank burst inside the temple today (Monday). One man died as he got buried in the debris. Five people, who were injured, are being treated at a hospital. All are now out of danger,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Babu Lal told IANS.
“After the tank collapsed there was a stampede in the temple. No one was injured in the stampede,” he said, adding that the tank was 40 ft in height.
A police case has been registered against the temple administration.
“Investigations are on. Prima-facie, it appears that the incident took place owing to negligence of the temple administration that allowed a large number of devotees to assemble near the site where construction work was underway,” said Lal.