Two individuals drowned and 5 went lacking in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena district whereas crossing the Chambal river on their approach to a temple in Rajasthan on Saturday morning, officers stated.
The rescuers fished out three our bodies from the river, however one in every of them remained unidentified and as per the survivors was not part of their group of 17.
“Two our bodies have been recognized. Another couldn’t be recognized,” Morena district collector Ankit Asthana instructed PTI within the night.
The incident came about round 7 am when a bunch of 17 devotees from MP’s Shivpuri district, heading for a temple truthful within the neighbouring state, was crossing the river on foot pondering that water was shallow, a police officer stated.
They had been swept away by a robust present of water however ten of them swam to security, stated inspector Dharmendra Malviya of Tentra police station in Morena district.
Seven of the survivors reached the river financial institution on the Rajasthan aspect and three reached the MP aspect.
Two individuals from the group — Devkinandan (50) and Kallo Bai, a girl (45) — drowned, whereas 5 others had been nonetheless lacking.
The rescuers additionally discovered one other physique which couldn’t be recognized as its face had been badly broken, probably bitten by crocodiles, officers stated.
Cheyun Kushwaha, one of many survivors, instructed reporters that this particular person didn’t belong to their group.
Rukmani (24), Luvkush Singh (12), Brajmohan (17), Alopa Bai (45) and Rashmi (19) had been lacking and search was on for them until late within the night, inspector Malviya stated.
All of them had been from Chilwada village, about 22 km from Shivpuri district headquarters, and heading for Kaila Devi Mandir in neighbouring Karauli district of Rajasthan.
Police and rescuers from Rajasthan too had been on the lookout for the lacking individuals, officers stated.
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