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Madhya Pradesh: 45 picnickers trapped in waterfall rescued by BSF, local administration in Shivpuri

The incident took place when a group of people had assembled in the middle of the dry river, which is a popular picnic spot.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Shivpuri [ Updated: August 16, 2018 7:01 IST ]

Shivpuri waterfall rescue operation

Around 45 people, stranded while enjoying picnic at Shivpuri waterfall, were rescued in an overnight operation by BSF in close coordination with the local administration. 

The incident took place on Wednesday when a group of people had assembled in the middle of the dry river, which is a popular picnic spot. 

All of a sudden, there was a huge surge in water level at around 4:30 pm, possibly due to heavy rain upstream, that washed away 10-12 people. The remaining people climbed on three rocks situated there. 

The rescue operation that began on Wednesday evening, continued till late night and by 1:45 pm, the stranded people were rescued.

Teams of NDRF and SDRF also assisted in carrying out rescue operations though they faced difficulties in the operation due to darkness in the area.

The state government had sought more helicopters from the defence ministry for rescue operations.

In a tweet, MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had yesterday said that rescue team is trying to take out the stranded people using helicopters.

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