Bhopal: Three women drowned in the backwaters of Gandhi Sagar Dam on Chambal river in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday evening.
According to information received from the locals, the women tried to cross to the bank by a submerged road. Two people a man and a minor girl — were rescued. Two women are still missing, the rescue forces deployed stated.
The women were returning to village Tola Khedi after working in the fields located on an island in the river. They were trying to cross the waist-high water stretch holding hands. But they fell in “after one of them lost footing,” Gautam Singh, the District Magistrate of Mandsaur, was quoted as saying by news agency.