New York, Sep 5 (PTI) Four people of Indian origin have died in flash floods caused by cyclone ‘Ida’ in the US states of New Jersey and New York. Last week, Dhanush Reddy, 31, of Edison, died after flowing into a 36-inch-thick sewer pipe in South Plainfield, New Jersey, reported patch.com. The report said South Plainfield Police, the Middlesex County Water Rescue Team and Piscataway Police arrived at the scene, where officers were assisting motorcyclists in the Headley and Stellton Roads area and called for help.
Officials said two people were washed away in the pipe that runs from South Plainfield to Piscataway. One person was rescued while the other could not be traced. The officials found Reddy’s body at a distance from where he had drowned a day earlier. A New York Times report said flood waters entered the homes of four members of the Ramscritus family living in Queens and carried away the old Dameshwar Ramscritus.
His wife Tara and 22-year-old son Nick drowned in the flood waters. Another woman of Indian origin, Malti Kanche, also died. Officials had earlier declared Kanche missing, but his death was confirmed on Friday, the New York Times reported.