Seven persons, including three women and a child, were feared drowned as the water gushing from the sluice of the newly inaugurated 30-MW Bhavani Kattalai Barrage-II (BKB-II) built across the Cauvery river at Odapalli, connecting Pallipalayam and Erode, reportedly washed them away on Sunday.
Only one body could be retrieved while the search for the rest continued. Preliminary investigations revealed that two families from the Sasthri Nagar area in Erode had come there on a picnic. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of the Tiruchengode sub-division A. Sujatha told The Hindu that nine persons from the two families had gone there in the afternoon. Read More