Madhya Pradesh: 45 rescued from Sultangarh waterfall, 11 drown

Gwalior | Around 45 people were saved from the Sultangarh waterfall near Gwalior on Wednesday after the water level increased after water was released from the nearest dam suddenly.

Speaking to media, Madhya Pradesh Superintendent of Police (SP) Rajesh Hingkar said, ” “We have rescued 40 people and five people were rescued earlier by a helicopter. All these 45 people are safe now.”

Union Minister for Home affairs Rajanath Singh tweeted, “Spoke to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shri @ChouhanShivraj regarding the situation in Shivpuri district. NDRF has already been pressed into service to save those who are stranded. The efforts are on to save everyone. I have assured him of all possible assistance from the Centre.”

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted, “Hon CM @ChouhanShivraj spoke about the situation in Shivpuri,Madhya Pradesh. Assured him on extending necessary assistance. Instructed @IAF_MCC to respond in time. Will monitor it from our end. @nstomar.”

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan informing about the completion of the rescue operation tweeted,” Happy to share that collective efforts of BSF, SDRF, Police, Homeguards & locals of Shivpuri Dist. has paid off. Everyone from the Sultangarh Water Fall have been rescued. Heartily thank @nstomar ji, who supervised the rescue operations. My deep gratitude to everyone invovled.”

Earlier on Wednesday, 11 youth had drowned following an increase in water level at around 4.30 pm. A helicopter was earlier used to locate the missing people. Tourists had thronged the place today due to the Independence Day holiday.

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