13 people died after falling into a well during a wedding ceremony in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Police said the victims — all women and children — were sitting on a metal slab covering the well when it collapsed under their weight.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the deaths “heartbreaking.”
The tragedy occurred Wednesday night during the traditional “haldi” ceremony, in which relatives apply turmeric paste to the faces of the bride and groom as a sign of prosperity.
When the slab broke, other guests ran to rescue the victims and took them to a nearby hospital. While 11 people were pronounced dead immediately, two others died later during treatment, police said.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asked district authorities to help the families of the victims.