(New Delhi) Indian police and rescue workers were trying to rescue some 25 Hindu worshipers trapped in a well on Thursday after a temple floor collapsed, an official and media said.

The floor, which covered a well, gave way on Thursday morning under the weight of the faithful gathered in the temple, located in the city of Indore, in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

“The rescue continues. Between 20 and 25 people have been stuck in the shaft since the collapse,” police official Manish Kapooriya told AFP.

Television footage showed rescuers setting up ropes and ladders to reach people trapped in the well.

Temples across India were overflowing with worshipers on the Ram Navami festival, celebrating the birthday of the Hindu deity Rama.