Moodbidri: 46-year-old meets watery grave as raft capsizes in river

Daijiworld Media Network – Moodbidri (MS)

Moodbidri, Jan 23: A woman died as the raft capsized in Kumaradhara river at Yenithadka of Kobala village near Alangar in the taluk.

The deceased is identified as Geetha (46), wife of Balappa Naika. She was crossing the river after collecting grass to feed the cattle on the raft. Two other women who were in the raft swam to safety.

Geetha, Sunanda and Vidya, residents of Yenithadka had gone to Arelthadka on the other bank of river Kumaradhara. After collecting grass for the cattle and filling the same in gunny bags, all three were returning to Yenithadka on a raft. As the raft reached the centre of river, heavy breeze blew and the raft capsized.

Sunanda and Vidya reached bank of river by holding on to the gunny bags filled with grass. However, Geetha got drowned.

Locals Naveen, Ramakrishna, Sundara and Netraksha immediately jumped into the river and searched for Geetha. But Geetha had already breathed her last. She is survived by two sons and a daughter.

A case in this connection is filed.





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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Rest in Peace ...

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    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Very Sad Always wear life jackets when travelling in deep waters Feeling sad

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  • Sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Normally Rural women know to swim .. Maybe the water current was too much ..May her soul rest in peace. Om Shanthi

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    the dangers faced by people who are living in rural areas and remote parts of the country is not at all taken care by the nagpur govt..only busy in dividing the country on communal lines...only solution is to bring back the congress or non nagpur party to power...alll issues will be resolved..

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Sorry about the death of this lady in the river. May her soul rest in peace. For bike riders, govt insists ISI marked helmets. In cars, back passengers are told to use seat belts. In Malpe beach, though life guards are there on the floating bridge, visitors have to compulsorily wear life jackets. (since there is Rs 100 ticket, life jackets are given before entering and taken back while coming out). Hence, DC should make it compulsory and instruct all panchayat boards to see that life jacket is used by people who are not knowing to swim, while crossing rivers on rafts.

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