Madhya Pradesh Police have confirmed that 45 people have been rescued from Sultan Garh Waterfalls in Gwalior's Shivpuri after water level increased due to a sudden release of water from a dam. 11 people were reported dead while 7 swept away in the flash flood.

A helicopter was earlier used to locate the missing people. Sultan Garh Waterfalls is a popular picnic spot situated amidst rocks in Shivpuri.

On rescue operations, Superintendent of Police (SP) Rajesh Hingankar said, “We have rescued 40 people & 5 people were rescued earlier by a helicopter. All these 45 people are safe now.”

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia congratulated the administration for carrying out the rescue operations. She said, “As of now, we don't know how many people have been washed away. I would like to congratulate the administration for acting swiftly & rescuing people.”

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took to their respective Twitter handles and assured Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to provide all the necessary assistance to rescue stranded people.

With inputs from ANI