Indian-origin World Bank economist Aakansha Pande drowns while swimming at Bali beach

Jakarta: A young Indian-origin senior economist working with the World Bank drowned after strong currents pulled her away while she was swimming at a beach in Bali, the Indonesian media reported. Aakansha Pande, 37, who resided in Singapore, was taken to Siloam Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Pande, a US citizen, was Senior Health Economist at the World Bank where she focused on countries in the West Asia and North Africa (MENA). 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, on Saturday, the report said.

Certain portions of this article have been amended after The Jakarta Post retracted its report on the incident from its website.

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Updated Date: Jul 29, 2018 11:02:47 IST