50 moved to safer place after 80 get stuck at Goa waterfall; operation underway to rescue the rest

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Panaji, Jul 7 (PTI) Around 50 people were rescued while 30 were still stuck at Pali waterfall in Goa's Sattari taluka on Sunday after the water level suddenly rose amid heavy downpours, an official said.

Superintendent of Police (North) Akshat Kaushal said a rescue operation is currently underway at the waterfall with the help of personnel from Fire and Emergency Services.

Being a Sunday, the waterfall witnessed a huge rush in the morning. One has to cross a river to access this scenic place.

Amid heavy rains, the flow of water at the waterfall suddenly increased, catching the monsoon revellers off guard. Meanwhile, the river also swelled up, trapping them, the official said.

Kaushal said 50 people have been rescued so far.

“Another 30 people were still stranded at the waterfall. The rescue operation is going on,” he said. PTI RPS NR

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