Kerala: Google Map killed two doctors in Ernakulam! Police registered a case
We all use Google Maps (GPS) but can you imagine that someone may lose their life due to the map showing the wrong direction? Probably not because we use Google Maps to reach our destination. But in Ernakulam district of Kerala, the wrong path shown by GPS led to the death of two doctors.
We all use Google Maps (GPS), but can you imagine that someone may lose their life due to the map showing the wrong direction? Probably not, because we use Google Maps to reach our destination. But in Ernakulam district of Kerala, the wrong path shown by GPS led to the death of two doctors.
Actually, two people died due to drowning after a car fell into the river in Ernakulam district on Sunday morning. According to police officials, those killed were 29-year-old Advait and 29-year-old Ajmal. Both were doctors by profession. At the time of the accident, the two were returning from a birthday party along with three other friends.
Officials said the driver followed directions shown on Google Maps and reached the accident area. "The incident occurred near Gothuruth around 12.30 am on Sunday. They were returning to Kodungallur by car and were reportedly following Google Maps to go home. The driver crossed the river with water," said an officer from Vadakkekara police station. Thinking it was a busy road, he moved ahead and his car fell into the Periyar river.
The official said there was very low visibility due to heavy rain at the time of the accident. Along with this, he said that there were no barricades and signboards installed on the river to mark it. However, local people reached the spot to save the people in the car. After this, fire service personnel and police were immediately informed. Local people and rescue workers pulled out three passengers alive, officials said.
Police further said that the three people who were pulled alive from the river were admitted to a nearby hospital, from where they were discharged after first aid. Both the deceased doctors worked in the emergency ward of AR Super Specialty Hospital in Kodungallur. Police have registered a case under section 174 (unnatural death) of CrPC and are investigating.