A 24-year-old Indian student, Nikhil Bhatia, died after he nearly drowned in a swollen lake in the US state of Texas where Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc. He was rescued from the Lake Bryan but unfortunately succumbed to his grievous injuries.
The victim along with another Indian girl Shalini Singh had gone swimming. The lady continues to be in a critical condition, according to the Consulate officials, who were in regular touch with the family members in hospital and in India. It wasn’t immediately clear why they were swimming during severe weather.
Around 13 million people were battling “catastrophic” flooding and torrential rains in the storm-ravaged Texas where Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc, turning streets into raging rivers and claiming at least nine lives. Approximately, 100,000 of Indian-Americans live in and around the affected area. However, hundreds of Indian students, who were stranded in their homes and ran out of food, are being helped by the Indian consulate.