Indore Patalpani Accident – Going, Going, Gone!

9 Responses to "Indore Patalpani Accident – Going, Going, Gone!"

  1. முனிAndy   July 18, 2011 at 12:26 pm


  2. Dr.Logu   July 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm


    I just couldn’t believe this…

    Life is so Unpredictable..

    May their souls rest in peace Responds:

    The Tsunami in their lives. 🙁

  3. boopalanj   July 18, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    It is so scary how of much of life is unpredictable and out of our hands.

    Poor souls. RIP.

    Did this falls lack any kind of alarming mechanisms? Responds:

    In the U.S., we have Flash Flood warnings on many roads and many bridges have notices about Bridge May Ice In Cold Weather.

    No idea what kind of warnings they have in India.

  4. Naveen   July 18, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    It must have been the most helpless moment in the life of those who watched them go away.

    I wish the grieving family and friends the strength to get past this tragedy.

    Lessons from this incident: –
    1. Good old life could be swept away in a moment’s notice without any warning. Make the best of the time you have and live in the present. Enjoy life and do something good for others.

    2. Don’t risk when the results are not worthy of it. Especially if the price is a limb or life.

    2. As rude as it may sound, don’t fu@k with nature. Responds:

    The water was too swift moving for bystanders to even think of helping those marooned in the middle.

    Very unfortunate!

    • boopalanj   July 19, 2011 at 5:14 am

      Seems they stood watching the flood coming without realizing the danger, while others had to run. Responds:

      We can analyze endlessly but, bottom line, their time was up.

      If there’s one lesson, it’s that we shouldn’t underestimate the fury of nature.

  5. shadowfax_arbit   July 19, 2011 at 4:05 am

    OMG that was really scary!! What a disaster for a family out on picnic. Very unfortunate!

  6. vjcool   July 19, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Shocking and Sad.

    It would have taken a lot of time for the people to realize that they have really seen them washed away.

    2 of them survived and two yet to be found, one already cremated.

    May they find the strength in them to live with the memories.

  7. rama dasa   July 22, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I’m not judging anyone but

    1.whoever has his finger on the lens needs to take a class on the proper way to hold a camera

    2.why were they crossing in the first place?common sense must have forgotten to take his wheaties that day, you dont EVER try and cross a raging stream of water like that

    3.anyone ever think of jumping in after them?

    Just seems cowardly to just let them sit there until they drown, even i would have at least tried to rescue the poor souls!anyone survive that was found? Responds:

    1. You write:common sense must have forgotten to take his wheaties that day, you dont EVER try and cross a raging stream of water like that

    It was not a raging stream when they started.

    That is so obvious.

    2. You write: i would have at least tried to rescue the poor souls!

    And what would His/Her Valiant Highness have done?

    Removed his/her Dhoti/Churidhar and extended it to them as a lifeline?

    3. You write: anyone survive that was found?

    Two survived.

    Here’s more information –

    • rama dasa   July 22, 2011 at 9:48 am

      Well i would have either risked life and limb and swam after them as soon as i saw them stuck.

      If I couldn’t do that i would have formed a human chain and had someone at the end of it grab them and bring them back,the latter being the most efficient method of rescuing someone in that situation.

      I have taken (well i had to) classes on emergency rescue during high school PE so i would have some prep for a situation like that.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login