2 students from Telangana drown in Missouri

Wednesday 30th November 2022 05:57 EST

Houston: Two Indian students from Telangana drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks in the US state of Missouri during the Thanksgiving weekend, police said. The victims, identified as 24-year-old Uthej Kunta, and 25-year-old Shiva Kelligari, died on Saturday. Details of the victims were not immediately known.
Telangana minister KT Rama Rao in a tweet said that he has asked his team to assist the victims’ families in getting the mortal remains back as soon as possible.

First responders received a call on Saturday requesting assistance in locating the two, the Missouri state highway patrol said on Sunday. The incident took place when Kunta who went swimming in the lake failed to surface. His friend Kelligari then jumped into the lake to rescue Kunta but failed to come back up too, the police statement said.

Kunta’s body was recovered two hours after the incident by the rescue services while Kelligari’s body was recovered later on Sunday, police said. Both were pronounced dead on scene, according to police records. The manager of the Airbnb where the two were staying said that he called the emergency services after hearing cries for help.

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