11 from three families washed away at Bagdari waterfall in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Eleven people were washed away at Bagdari
picnic spot, about 50km away from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, when water level
in a rivulet near the waterfall rose suddenly on Monday, a senior police
So far seven bodies have been fished out but others
remained untraceable, according to superintendent of police (SP) Hari
“A total of 12 persons, belonging to three families of
Hanuman Tal area, went to the Bagdari waterfall picnic spot and crossed a
rivulet in which water level was shallow,” he told reporters.
However, when they were crossing the rivulet while
returning from the spot, the water level rose suddenly and all of them were
swept away, the SP said.
Mishra said that local people somehow managed to save
a 15-year-old girl but not the others. “So far, seven bodies have been
recovered and search is on to trace the remaining people,” he said.
District collector, Vivek Porwal has announced an
ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh each to the kin of those killed in the mishap. The
victims were not identified yet, the SP added.