Man drives into dam after following Google Maps directions




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An Indian man has drowned after driving his car into a dam while allegedly following Google Maps Navigation directions.

According the report by Indian Express, Satish Ghule, 34, was driving his employer Guru Shekhar, 42, and his friend Sameer Rajurkar, 44, on Sunday in Akole town, Ahmednagar district in the state of Maharashtra.

The outlet the trio were going for a trek at Kalsubai, Maharashtra’ highest peak.

While driving towards Kalsubai, they lost their way and sought directions Google Maps. The navigation showed them a way that included a bridge that remains underwater for about 4 after the authorities the water the Pimpalgaon dam.

However, the information was not updated on Google Maps so there was warning on the maps, Cartoq, India auto content company .

Deputy Superintendent of Rahul Madhne said,

“There is a bridge there, which is operational for eight . But for four after the rainy season, the water of the dam is released and the bridge goes underwater, due which cannot be used.”

The trio accidentally drove into the water. Since was dark, the trio didn’t notice and accidentally drove into the water.

According the , the three managed come after opening a window. But Ghule, the driver, who did not know how swim, could not rescue himself while Shekhar and Rajurkar swam and came to the shore.

Indian Express that the locals went to the spot to rescue them, but owing to the darkness, they could not see anything, said.

Ghule’ body was fished of the water early on Sunday. He was rushed to a nearby public care facility, where he was declared dead on arrival. Police said they have registered the matter as an accidental .

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