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Monday, June 17 2024

Picnic Ruined at River Narmada, Seven Feared Drowned

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Following their Tuesday afternoon being carried away by the river’s current, seven people from a picnic group from Surat, including six children, were believed to have drowned in the Narmada river at Poicha in the Narmada district of Gujarat.

After the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) joined the search efforts at the request of the Narmada district police, the local divers saved one of the eight people who had into the river for a swim. In Poicha, on the boundary between the districts of Vadodara and Narmada, a group of seventeen people from Surat came, according to the police.

When the victims were swept away at around 11 am, Rajpipla Town police officers and Narmada Superintendent of Police Prashant Sumbe hurried to the scene. In the afternoon, a unit of the 6BN NDRF from Jarod in the Vadodara district came in Poicha to start the hunt for the seven individuals who have gone missing.

They have been named as Arnav Badaliya, Mitraksha Badaliya, 15, Vraj Badaliya, 11, Aryan Jinjala, 7, Bhargav Hadiya, 15, and Bhavesh Hadiya, 15. Bharat Badaliya, 45, has been recognized. They were from Amreli and lived in Surat at the Krishna Park Society.

Poicha is a well-liked location for summertime picnics and Narmada River swimming. Local boat operators were recently forbidden from using their vessels on the river without a licence by the Narmada district administration. On the Vadodara district side of the river, boatmen are still in operation at the same hour. Police officials stated that the first responders to save a life were boatmen from Chandod in the Vadodara district.


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