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Bangladesh man drowns in Yamanashi river

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A 39-year-old Bangladesh man drowned after he tried to save two children who had gotten into difficulties in a river in Nanbu, Yamanashi Prefecture, on Sunday.

According to police, the man and his family were among a group of about 19 people who had come to the Fukushi River, Kyodo News reported. At around 11 a.m., one of the group called 119 and said a man had disappeared after trying to save two children, aged 11 and 12, who had gotten into difficulties in the river.

Police said the man was apparently swept away by a strong current. He was found at around 3 p.m. on the river bottom at a depth of 2.5 meters. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The two children, who were not from the man's family, were uninjured.

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The two children, who were not from the man's family, were uninjured.

One man died, two child were saved.

-25 ( +3 / -28 )

I was thinking of going to the river on Sunday but thought it a bad idea due to Friday's typhoon effects, which would have created dangerous swimming conditions.

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@sakurasuki

That is one of the worst comments you can place. Yes two children have been saved but still one is lost.

I do hope you will never experience this

22 ( +25 / -3 )

RIP Good Samaritan

26 ( +26 / -0 )

Don’t forget to utter the words that he saved two children’s life by sacrificing his life. A real brave and kind hearted person he was.

22 ( +22 / -0 )

he saved two children’s life 

The article doesn't say he saved anyone's life. It says he tried to save them. It's very difficult to save two people in deep water in a strong current without rescue equipment or without life-saving training.

-8 ( +6 / -14 )

I love river swimming but it is perhaps the riskiest place to swim in general

4 ( +6 / -2 )

The article doesn't say he saved anyone's life.

Oh? And you just blindly trust articles and what they say huh?

Perhaps the man just jumped in and was immediately washed down river while the two kids simply saved themselves?

I mean, its possible, but not nearly as likely as the idea he got in and wore himself out pushing the kids to safety and THEN was washed away. THAT possibility is so much more likely and so very much stronger that if it didn't happen, it should have been clearly stated as so.

I am running with the idea he did save their lives. Him dying himself just goes to show how serious the situation was.

-6 ( +8 / -14 )

Very sad story. RIP. What he tried to do was selfless and courageous

13 ( +13 / -0 )

Wow, he did what he could and some how could not save his own life, sad to read. RIP SIR.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Tragic for the man who selflessly tried to rescue the children.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Yes, a very tragic story.

BTW, the correct demonym is Bangladeshi. Otherwise, it sounds like a primitive human species like Cro-magnon man.

11 ( +14 / -3 )

No greater sacrifice than giving your life to save someone else's, especially that of a child, and, in this case, 2 children. God bless this man. RIP.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Rest in Peace to the Bangladeshi man who sacrificed his life attempting to save the lives of 2 kids he likely had never even met.

I hope he is never forgotten.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

What a brave sacrifice this wonderful man gave to save two children. My deepest sincere thoughts go to his family, may he rest in peace.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

May God bless your soul

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Hervé L'Eisa

He might be Bangladeshi, but he might not be from Bangladesh!

People arguing about whether he saved the kids or not, It's irrelevant. He jumped in the water to save someone else's kids without thinking about the risk to his own life, He is a hero in my books. May he rest in peace.

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RIP to the man. I've swam in rivers in Australia only a few times but the more I read about accidents in rivers the more I realise how perilous swimming in one can be. Maybe more education is needed about the dangers of rivers is needed.

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courageous but being out of shape and not swimming for years you may not survive swimming in a river. Sad news. Hope the families can find peace in their hearts over the course of time. Reminder do go swimming in a river those unexpected currents are deadliest

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

This reminds me of the South Korean hero who tried to save someone who fell on the train track. I hope the Bangladeshi hero gets the credit he deserves.

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Sakura said nothing wrong.

The man lost his life trying to save two kids.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Compared to what? A pool, yes. The sea? Hardly.

Rivers here can be insanely dangerous, especially for kids. I was in Gifu with my kids last month and we stopped along the roadside in the mountains to have a closer look at a really beautiful one. If either of them had fallen in the odds of them surviving would have been low, the current would have carried them away and smashed them against the rocks in seconds, and would have done the same to me if I jumped in to try to save them. I didn’t let them get close to the river edge.

The sea is obviously dangerous too, but seaside beaches here aren’t the same level of death trap for kids, by far.

Feel really bad for this guy and his family. The article doesn’t say if he had kids but if so I hope they will be taken care of.

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Please correct the title to reflect the correct demonym or say Good Samaritan or something to that effect.

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I had a nasty experience and almost drowned in the undercurrents playing in a river as a kid. People don’t realize how dangerous rivers can be even for strong swimmers. Poor guy. He’s a better person than me. Only way I would jump in a river is if it were to try and save my wife and kids. Definitely not strangers. Rip.

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@JeffLee you posted it is very difficult to save two people in deep water in a strong current without rescue equipment or without life-saving training. I question your point because the two kids survived the article doesn't say how they were saved and if equipment was used.

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@Keepyer Internetpoints Great logic TRUE, strong currents could have contributed to him wearing himself out!!

The article doesn't say he saved anyone's life.

Oh? And you just blindly trust articles and what they say huh?

Perhaps the man just jumped in and was immediately washed down river while the two kids simply saved themselves?

*I mean, its possible, but not nearly as likely as the idea he got in and wore himself out pushing the kids to safety and THEN was washed away. *THAT possibility is so much more likely and so very much stronger that if it didn't happen, it should have been clearly stated as so. TRUE strong currents could have contributed to him wearing himself out!!

I am running with the idea he did save their lives. Him dying himself just goes to show how serious the situation was.

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I am father of 11 years kid. The person died is my friend. He tried to save both the kids. He could save them from swept away but couldn’t rescue completely. He was drowned before rescuing them. I rescued both the kids by the grace of almighty.

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