A shocking news has come to light from Madhya Pradesh where at least eleven youths were swept away while bathing in a popular waterfall of Gwalior's Shivpuri district on 15th August.
The tragic incident occurred when youths visited the waterfall on the occasion of Independence day and all of the sudden the water has been released from the dam. Incidentally, the whole incident was caught on camera.
In the visuals, it can be seen that people were shouting for help and many of them stranded on rocks, in the middle of the water stream, in heavy current.
As per the police, the water has been released from the dam due to the heavy downpour at around 4:30 pm.
However, 11 people have swept away while bathing near the waterfall. Meanwhile, they all are believed to be dead. However, the rescue operation is still continued.
SDRF have been deployed for the rescue operation and so far nearly 45 people have been rescued from the Sultan Garh Waterfalls in Gwalior's Shivpuri – a popular picnic spot.
We have rescued 40 people & 5 people were rescued earlier by a helicopter. All these 45 people are safe now: Rajesh Hingankar, SP on rescue operations in Shivpuri. #MadhyaPradesh pic.twitter.com/5TsmFvcPNY— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2018
Speaking to reporters, state minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia said, ''As of now, we don't know how many people have been washed away. I would like to congratulate the administration for acting swiftly and rescuing people.''
As of now, we don't know how many people have been washed away. I would like to congratulate the administration for acting swiftly & rescuing people: #MadhyaPradesh Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia on rescue operations in Shivpuri pic.twitter.com/s3ArGiNWky— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2018
On Wednesday, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had informed that efforts are underway to rescue the people stranded in the Sultan Garh Waterfalls in Gwalior's Shivpuri.