One of the two critical Indian students of Texas A&M university died Wednesday three days after he was rescued from a swollen lake in the US state of Texas where Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc. The deceased,identified as Nikhil Bhatia, originally hailed from Jaipur. He along with his friend Shalini Singh was pursuing Masters in Public Health.
According to their friends and some witnesses, the two had went for swimming. A sudden current of water pushed them deeper and the students noticed that they were in distress and flagged down nearby police officers. While 24-year-old Bhatia succumbed to his injuries, Singh is still battling with life.
At least 200 Indian students were stranded at the University of Houston due to the flooding after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas were being evacuated to safer places, authorities have said.
Around 1.3 crore people have been affected by the torrential rains in the storm-ravaged Texas where Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc, turning streets into raging rivers and claiming at least nine lives.
Meteorologists have forecast that the historic rainfall will dump up to 50 inches by tomorrow. Consul General of India in Houston has been monitoring their medical needs and situation closely. According to the consulate office, Bhatia’s mother Dr Suman Bhatia has already arrived and was assisted by consulate office amidst devastating flood situations here after receiving her at Dalals airport.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall for a second time on Wednesday, as the biggest rainstorm in the history of the continental United States finally began to move away from Houston.
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