Six people drown in waterfall, 6 killed as truck falls off bridge in MP

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Six people lost their lives after drowning in the Bina River at the Rahatgarh waterfall in Sagar district on Tuesday. File photo

Six people lost their lives after drowning in the Bina River at the Rahatgarh waterfall in Sagar district on Tuesday. The bodies of all the six people were fished out. One child who suffered injuries has been sent to the hospital.

“All the dead were residents of Sagar. They had visited the waterfall on a picnic. When reached the restricted area they started preparing food there, and were drowned in the waterfall,” local police said.

The Rahatgarh waterfall is situated in the Bina River in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh. Forest department of the state government maintains the waterfall.

6 killed as truck falls off bridge

Meanwhile six people – five labourers and a truck driver – killed after their vehicle loaded with iron rods fell off the Tava River bridge in Madhya Pradesh’s Betul district, police said on Tuesday. The accident took place on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, an official said.

The truck crashed into the railings of the bridge, and then fell into the river bed, trapping five labourers under it, the official said. Driver of the truck also died in the accident, said Chopna police station in-charge Rahul Raghuwanshi.

According to the police, the truck driver probably lost control over the wheels, causing the vehicle to crash into the bridge railings.

The bodies, trapped under the truck, were pulled out with the help of a crane.

The deceased were identified as Rikesh (25), Bablu Bhalavi (24), Dilip Uikey (26), Sanju Batke (40), Munna Salam (24) and driver Manohar Sahu (38), the official said. They belonged to Pipri village in the district, he said.

Police sent the bodies for post-mortem at Ghodadongri government hospital.

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