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Kerala: Amid heavy night rains, GPS guides five doctors in car into a river; two dead

Two males perished of drowning whereas three others touring in a automobile had been rescued after a GPS navigation system misguided them right into a river amid heavy rains in Kerala’s Ernakulum district previous midnight on Saturday.

As per stories, Dr Advaith, who was on the wheel of the Honda Civic turned on GPS because it was extraordinarily darkish and wet on the market. He allegedly drove into the river pondering it as a waterlogged stretch of the highway.

Besides that it was not the highway however a river, and the automobile began sinking. Dr Advaith (29) died and so did his colleague Dr Ajmal Asif (29).

The individuals sitting within the backseat managed to get out with the assistance of individuals current on the spot, stories mentioned.

As per stories, the 5 had been returning to Kodungallur from Kochi after doing a little looking for Dr Advaith who had turned 29 on Saturday.

Dr Gaziq Thabseer, one of many survivors, revealed that the accident occurred after GPS rerouted them. “Yes we were using GPS. However, since I was not driving, I can’t confirm if it was a technical glitch of the application or a human error,” he instructed

“It was Dr Advaith’s birthday, and the doctors went to Kochi to celebrate it with a male nurse in our hospital. Dr Ajmal’s fiancée was also part of the celebration,” mentioned Ashok Ravi, senior supervisor of Kodungallur CRAFT Hospital the place the medical doctors had been employed.

Through the monsoon season, the GPS system directs automobiles to much less congested highways, however consultants warn much less congested roads should not essentially safer. “It is also important to remember to select the mode of travel on the map.” “A four-wheeler can’t go like a bike,” an knowledgeable claimed.

Dr. Ajmal was from the Thrissur space, whereas Dr. Advaith was from Kollam. Jismon and Tamanna, in addition to Dr. Thabseer, who works within the cardiac division at CRAFT Hospital, had been amongst those that survived. Jismon works as a hospital nurse, whereas Tamanna is an MBBS pupil in Palakkad.

All three have been admitted to a hospital in Kochi. Dr. Advaith’s mortal stays had been transferred to Kalamassery Medical School, whereas Dr. Ajmal’s physique was transferred to Thrissur Medical School for an post-mortem.

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