This could be the case of utter negligence on the part of the hotel management and staff or the mistake of the victim’s family but one innocent girl has lost her life due to drowning in the swimming pool of the resort situated in Colva in south Goa. The girl was drowned due to the absence of lifeguard near the pool while management of the hotel claims that they had displayed the board of ‘Pool in Closed’.
According to the sources, a 17-year-old girl, Zeba Sayyed, a resident of Tumkur in Karnataka was drowned in the swimming pool at the hotel in Colva in south Goa. The sources have said that three girls entered the Pool situated in the resort at around 7.45 am. Not knowing the depth of the pool, Zeba Sayyed was drowned due to lack of help while the other two girls, Javeria, 22 and Umraz, 11 were rescued by their uncle with the help of other people.
The uncle of the deceased told the media that, the hotel management told them the water in the pool is shallow and till the knee depth and hence the girls entered the pool. “When my three nieces went for swimming there was no lifeguard and they were drowned. When I reached to rescue them one of them was already drowned and I could save only two of them,” he said blaming the hotel management for not having the lifeguard near the pool. “I tried to save her but the water was deep and I could not manage to save her life. There is no lifeguard and hotel has no facility to deal with such incidents,” he added.
Meanwhile, the hotel management has told the police that despite their warning (A CLAIM OF SIGNBOARD) the girls ventured into the pool but they were unable to provide the justification for not having the watch over the people entering the pool which is closed according to them. It is the open fact that the girl was drowned due to deep water level and it the responsibility of the hotel management to keep a strict vigil on the pool which is kept closed.
Zeba Sayyed was declared brought dead by the Hospice doctors while the condition of two other girls is said to be critical at the moment and they have been admitted into the GMC (Goa Medical College & Hospitals) at Bambolim in North Goa.
The Colva police who is investigating the matter have told the media that, three girls were part of a 10-member family group that had come down to Goa on a vacationing couple of days ago, and were staying at the hotel in Colva. “On Friday morning, the three girls entered the swimming pool of the hotel and soon found themselves struggling to stay afloat. The incident occurred at around 7.45am. The girls were rescued and brought out of the pool by their uncle with the help of other people. But Zeba was declared ‘brought dead’ by the doctors at the Hospicio,” police said.
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