Madhya Pradesh: 45 people rescued from Sultangarh waterfall in Shivpuri district

45 people stranded at the Sultangarh waterfall in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district were rescued early this morning.

Meanwhile, five people were airlifted, who were trapped on a rock downstream.

At least 11 of 56 people are still reported to be missing.

“With the help of the Border Security Force, State Disaster Response Force, the local police, and residents, those who were stranded in the waterfall were being rescued”, said Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

The incident happened on Wednesday evening when a large number of people went on a picnic to Sultan Garh Waterfalls.

Earlier the water level was low but due to the sudden release of water from the dam, a flash flood came, in which 11 people swept away.

The rescue operation which began on Wednesday evening, ended on Thursday morning after 45 people, stranded in the waterfall were rescued.