Hurricane Harvey: Indian student dies after rescued from lake Bryan in Texas

Another Indian student, Shalini Singh who was rescued from a lake in Texas during Hurricane Harvey died on Sunday night.

Hurricane Harvey has created havoc in Texas and two Indian students Shalini Singh and Nikhil Bhatia were rescued from swollen lake who went for swimming on last Saturday.

One of them was Nikhil Bhatia who was in critical condition and died on August 30 in a hospital.

Shalini Singh aged 25 years was pursuing Masters degree in public health from A&M University of Texas. She along with another student Nikhil Bhatia was rescued from Lake Bryan.

Shalini’s younger brother and her maternal uncle were present with her at the time of her death. Tey went to Texas from New Delhi on August 30.

Shalini Singh was a native of Delhi and she went to US only in August to pursue two years Masters program after completing her degree in Dental Surgery from I T S Dental College in Greater Noida.

Shalini Singh Texas

Shalini Singh Texas (Image Courtesy | Shalini Singh Facebook)

Shalini Singh will be cremated in Bryan on Tuesday or Wednesday next week as per the consulate sources.

Shalini Singh was on life support till Sunday night and the consulate officials were regularly in touch with the girl’s family members in the hospital.

According to their friends and some eye witnesses, Shalini and Nikhil were swimming in lake Bryan when a sudden current of water took them deeper.

After seeing their friends in distress, the friends who accompanied them flagged down the nearby police officers who rescued them and provided cardiopulmonary resuscitation until the arrival of the medics.

Dr Anupam Ray, Consul General of India in Houston had been monitoring the medical needs and the situation.

Hurricane Harvey claimed at least 50 lives and around 13 million people were battling the catastrophic flooding and torrential rains in Texas.

According to the local community leaders, at least 150,000 Indian-Americans were badly hit by the Hurricane Harvey who live and around Houston.

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