The Tragic Drowning Incident at Lower Bhavani Project Canal
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Drowning Incident in Gobichettipalayam
On Tuesday, a heartbreaking incident occurred when a woman and her two daughters drowned in the Lower Bhavani Project (LBP) canal in Gobichettipalayam taluk. The victims were identified as Sangeetha, 40, and her daughters, N. Darshini, 17, and N. Keerthana, 10. They had gone to the canal on Monday evening for a routine activity.
According to police reports, Sangeetha was washing clothes while her daughters were taking a bath in the canal. At the time, the canal was receiving 2,000 cusecs from the Bhavanisagar dam for irrigation purposes. Suddenly, the children were washed away, and Sangeetha’s attempts to save them proved futile. Villagers witnessed the tragic incident and immediately raised an alarm for help.
The Kadathur police, in collaboration with the Fire and Rescue Services personnel, conducted extensive search operations. The bodies of the girls were eventually found at Millmedu area around 12:30 a.m. and were promptly shifted to the Government Hospital in Gobichettipalayam. Subsequently, Sangeetha’s body was retrieved on Tuesday afternoon and transported to the hospital for further procedures.
The Kadathur police have initiated an investigation into this distressing event to uncover the circumstances leading to the drowning of Sangeetha and her two daughters. The community is reeling from the loss and is eagerly awaiting the results of the investigation to shed light on this tragic incident.
The community is urged to prioritize the safety of individuals around water bodies and take necessary precautions to prevent such devastating incidents in the future. This unfortunate event serves as a sobering reminder of the importance of water safety and the need for constant vigilance, especially when engaging in activities near canals and rivers.
In the wake of this tragedy, it is crucial for authorities to reassess safety measures and implement additional precautions to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
In conclusion, the unfortunate drowning of Sangeetha and her two daughters has deeply impacted the community, prompting a collective call for improved safety measures and heightened awareness around water bodies. It is a poignant reminder of the significance of water safety and the dire consequences of overlooking this critical aspect of public well-being.