Goa: Flags and warnings to prevent tourist deaths

Calangute beach, Goa

June 23 (TravelAndy): “No selfie” signs were put up and red flags installed at prominent tourist spots across Goa on Friday.

This comes following recent tourist deaths, the video of one of which went viral on June 17, said The Indian Express. The deaths have occurred in seaside zones marked dangerous where the victims had ventured into despite warning signs being put up.

The new flags and fresh warnings went up at the most prominent tourist spots in Goa: Baga River, Dona Paula Jetty, Sinquerim Fort, Anjuna, Vagator, Morjim, Ashwem, Arambol, Kerim in the north. In the south, the signs have gone up at Agonda, Bogmalo, Hollant, Baina, Japanese Garden, Betul, Canaguinim, Palolem, Khola, Cabo De Rama, Polem, Galgibagh, Talpona and Rajbagh. 

“We are not saying do not take selfies, but avoid taking it close to the waters or risking near cliffs or slippery rocks as the currents keep pulling at urgent force,” The Indian Express report quoted lifeguard Ashwin Ghag as saying.


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