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Indian-origin World Bank economist Aakansha Pande drowns off Bali beach

Aakansha Pande (37), a US citizen, was senior health economist at the World Bank where she focused on countries in the Middle East and North Africa. .

india Updated: Jul 30, 2018 16:27 IST
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The beach lifeguard tried to save Aakansha Pande, who resided in Singapore, and took her to Siloam Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival, The Jakarta Post reported. (Getty Images/Picture for representation)

An 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, was taken to Siloam Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival, The Jakarta Post reported.

Pande, a US citizen who lived in Singapore, was senior health economist at the World Bank where she focused on countries in the Middle East 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 Post said.

First Published: Jul 24, 2018 16:30 IST