Rourkela: The district administration declared Badalgiri waterfall at Gurundia area in Sundargarh as a restricted zone on Saturday. The decision was taken after two engineering students died while taking bath in the waterfall last week.
Bonai Sub-collector, Pradeep Dang has issued a prohibitory order restricting entry of public into the site.
“Unfortunately two engineering students lost their lives while bathing in Badalgiri waterfall last week. Locals had demanded the place to be declared as a restricted zone. After discussions with Bonai DFO we have shut the place,” stated Dang.
“Surveillance in the area will be maintained by the local forest conservation committee. Local police will also help them in maintaining law and order,” he said.