This is the moment a group of tourists has run clear from a dried-up waterfall after it suddenly came gushing back to life.
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The incident took place at the Rahatgarh Waterfall in the district of Sagar in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh when several groups from nearby towns visited the dried-up waterfall for the day, according to reports.
Several people were walking close to the waterfall to take selfies when it suddenly gushed back to life.
As seen in the video footage, dozens of people are situated on the rocks on top of the cascade while a small group is at the bottom.
The elevated group looks on as the water emerges and gushes down the waterfall while at least four young men at the base have to run clear of the onrushing flow.
According to local media, the Bina River which feeds the waterfall had a huge intake of rainwater after a distant monsoon triggered flash floods in the region.
However, Rahatgarh had not seen any rainfall and the visitors were reportedly unaware that the waterfall was about to gush back to life.
Local resident Kamlesh Dubey said: “Officials could have anticipated the flash floods and warned tourists to keep away. A tragedy similar to the Patalpani falls was averted.”
In 2011, the nearby Patalpani waterfall came back to life in a similar fashion and swept away a family-of-five, according to local media.
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