A young Indian-origin senior economist, Aakansha Pande, 37, working with the World Bank drowned after strong currents pulled her away while she was swimming at a beach in Bali. She resided in Singapore, and the incident happened in Indonesia. The victim was taken to Siloam Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
Ms Pande, a US citizen, was Senior Health Economist at the World Bank where she focused on countries in the Middle East and North Africa. She died after being swept away by strong waves while swimming in the evening at the beach in front of Double Six Hotel in Seminyak, Bali.
Aakansha had been warned twice by the beach lifeguard, before the incidents as she was swimming in an area where swimming was banned due to strong currents.