You hear about this kind of incident (news report via NDTV) so many times, you wonder why people still insist on going to swim in rivers or water bodies that they’re not familiar with.
A friendship’s day picnic turned horribly wrong for two IIM-Indore students who were swept away by strong currents of the Choral river while taking a swim.
Their screams for help were muffled by the sound of the gushing water. All attempts to save them went in vain and they eventually drowned in the river.
The body of both the victims, Nitesh Agarwal from Delhi and Neha Singh from Hyderabad have been recovered.
And according to the director of IIM-Indore, SP Parashar, the students had been warned about swimming in the area.
”The water came gushing from the mountains to the river. Villagers had warned the students to come out of the water but they did not listen.
”The water came with so much force that it swept them away,” said Piyush Tiwari, Eyewitness.
A needless tragedy that could’ve been averted.