Apparently many females who were caught in the flash floods of the tsunami let go of the hands of their male rescuers when they realized that the gushing waters had washed their clothes off and that they were naked. They preferred death rather than have their modesty outraged.
This was told to me by "U" whilst we were having a chat the other day. She had come across at least seven people who had this kind of experience and says this is one of those facts which are spoken about in whispers in the NGO forums. This begs the question is there something called too much modesty? After all in the original plan of things humans were animals that roamed about naked. Even if you dig a littl bit in to the history of our country we were a people who were more scantily dressed. And it was the missionaries who imposed their values on us by getting us to dress in the manner we do today.