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Agent 'shocked' after buyer falls down a well during a viewing

An estate agent selling a home says he has been shocked by an incident in which a female prospective buyer fell 30 feet into what appears to have been a concealed well. 

The BBC reports that the agency selling the home in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, describes the well as being hidden within shrubbery and "not clearly visible or identifiable" when it  assessed the garden.

"We were clearly shocked when this incident occurred. Our immediate concern on learning of the incident was for the wellbeing of the lady concerned, and we are grateful for the prompt actions of the emergency services in dealing with this awful incident” Antony Bulley, Strakers managing director, has told the BBC.

"We are cooperating with authorities and will also carry out our own investigation into what happened, and will look to see what procedures can be put in place to identify hidden and unannounced hazards and to ensure this cannot happen again" he says.

There is no report on the condition of the prospective buyer, who was believed to be a woman aged 39.

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