New Delhi: At least five persons, including three children, drowned after their small boat capsized in Tillari Dam in Madhya Pradesh’s Agar Malwa district on Wednesday, police said. Soon after the incident, state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan offered his condolences and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakhs and Rs 5,000 for performing their last rites will be given to their families Also Read - Curfew, Prohibitory Orders Imposed in Parts of Bhopal | Here's Why
The incident took place in the afternoon, when two women and three children were crossing the reservoir to reach a temple on the other side and their boat capsized midway, Agar’s sub-divisional officer of police Jyoti Umath said. Also Read - MP Shocker: 9 Men Rape 13-year-old Girl in Umaria, Horrifying Details Emerge
A rescue team later fished out bodies of all five victims identified as Ramkanya (35), Sunita (40) Jaya (13) Alka (13) and Abhishek (10), the official said. Also Read - 15-Year-Old Girls Can Procreate, So Why Raise Age For Marriage, Says MP Congress MLA; NCPCR Issues Notice
The deceased belonged to Lakha Khedi village in the district, the SDOP said, adding that a case has been registered in this regard.
(With Agency inputs)