Kerala Family Drives Into Canal After Following Google Maps Direction

by Sanjana Shenoy
Kerala Family Drives Into Canal After Following Google Maps Direction

In an unusual incident, a family of four in Kerala drove straight into a canal in Kerala after they followed Google Maps for directions. Luckily they were rescued by locals who witnessed the incident firsthand and rushed to help. This leaves you questioning if you can blindly rely on Google Maps while travelling. Read on to know more.

Kerala Family Drives Car Into Canal After Following Google Maps

According to a report by The New Indian Express, Dr Soniya, her mother Sosamma and her three-month-old daughter and a relative Anish were travelling to Kumbanad in Kerala. As they were driving through Thiruvathukkal- Nattakom Cement junction bypass they lost their way. And the vehicle fell into a canal at Parachal.

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Family Were Rescued By Locals

Apparently, Google Maps instructed the driver to drive straight near the canal in Parachal. The driver didn’t notice the curve on the road. As he drove straight the car plunged into the waterlogged canal. Fortunately, locals came to the rescue of the family. They were rescued from the fast-moving stream. While the family were pulled out, the entire car got submerged.