MUV with elderly man and two grandchildren swept away in flooded river in Madhya Pradesh

The mishap happened near Mugli Rapta village in Ashta area of Sehore district (80 km from Bhopal) at around 9 pm, when five persons, including the two minors, were travelling by a Bolero vehicle.

Published: 11th July 2018 06:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2018 06:20 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

BHOPAL: A new MUV boarding an elderly man and his grandchildren were swept away in a flooded rain fed river in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday evening.

The mishap happened near Mugli Rapta village in Ashta area of Sehore district (80 km from Bhopal) at around 9 pm, when five persons, including the two minors, were travelling by a Bolero vehicle purchased just a week back.

When the MUV was crossing through the Mugli Rapta village there was a sudden flood in a rain-fed river owing to heavy rains in the area. Owing to the sudden swelling of the rain-fed river, the MUV with five persons on board started slipping into the river.

While two of the passengers, including Sajjan Singh and Man Singh, managed to jump out of the MUV and swim to safety, the elderly man Manohar Singh (58) and his grandchildren Ritika (13) and Rishiraj (10) who remained stuck in the vehicle, were swept away in the flooded river. The MUV was being driven by Singh and the two grandchildren too were seated perhaps on the front seat only.

According to Sehore district superintendent of police Rajesh Chandel, rescue operations were started immediately to spot and rescue Manohar Singh and his grandchildren missing in the swollen river.

But heavy darkness and continued rain were hampering rescue operations. The missing trio were yet to be tracked till the filing of the news report.

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