Energy Minister reaches Sheopur on instructions of CM

  • Boat capsizes at Rameshwar Ghat of Seep river in Sheopur, 7 people die

Bhopal: 7 people have died due to boat capsizing at Rameshwar Ghat of Seep river in Sheopur district. The deceased include a man, a woman and five children. Eleven people of the Mali community had come to attend a mourning in village Jaini, 5 km from Saroda; due to whirlpool and storm in the river, the boat lost its balance and sank. Four people on the boat were rescued safely.

On the instructions of Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav, Energy Minister Pradyuman Singh Tomar reached Sheopur and met the families of the deceased in the boat accident. He consoled the bereaved families and gave them courage. Minister Tomar also attended the last rites.

Energy Minister Tomar has expressed deep grief over the heart-wrenching incident of the death of seven people in an accident in Seep river in Sheopur district of Madhya Pradesh, when a boat full of 11 people going to attend a relative’s house sank.

He said that the state government will provide financial assistance to the families of all the deceased in the accident by providing ex-gratia amount as per rules. Shri Tomar assured the aggrieved families that the Madhya Pradesh government stands with them in this hour of grief.

It is noteworthy that as per the instructions of Chief Minister Dr. Yadav, the Energy Minister had postponed all his pre-scheduled programs and left for Sheopur on Saturday night itself. Minister Shri Tomar reached the District Hospital of Sheopur after inspecting the incident site. He reached the Mortuary House (PM House) of the District Hospital and inquired about the entire accident from Collector Shri Lokesh Kumar Jangid and Superintendent of Police Shri Abhishek Anand and directed to provide immediate financial assistance to the victim’s family.

CM expresses grief

CM Dr. Mohan Yadav has expressed grief over the deathof people in boat tragedy. Relief and rescue work is going on at a rapid pace. Chief Minister Dr. Yadav has prayed to Baba Mahakal for peace to the souls of those who died in the boat accident and speedy recovery of the injured. Dr. Yadav has directed the district administration to provide financial assistance to the families of the deceased.

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