Bagalkot, Karnataka, Aug 9 : Avantika Sood, daughter of the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Takur, had a lifetime experience after she was struck, not finding a way out from swollen Malaprabha Rrver amid the unprecedented floods that crippled normal life in North Karnataka babe thanked local people and officials for helping her from the tricky situation.
Avantika, a second-year engineering student, was visiting Badami Caves along with her classmates in a luxury bus from Udupi where she is studying in a reputed tech school.
The vehicle got stuck in the swollen Malaprabha and she had to trudge her way amid flood waters along with others in the vehicle. The 45 students had to move through knee-deep water and walk to Hosur village, where they were provided shelter at night.
The villagers, who had provided accommodation, had also arranged breakfast, and the district administration helped them return to Manipal.
Avantika, thanked the villagers and also the district administration for taking care of them.(UNI)