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Four people of Indian origin die in US floods

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New York, Sep 5 (PTI) The flash floods caused by Hurricane Ida in the US have killed four people of Indian origin in the states of New Jersey and New York. Hurricane Ida made landfall in Port Fourchon, Louisiana on August 29. It was the second most destructive storm ever recorded in the state after Hurricane Katrina (2005). Dhanush Reddy (31) of Edison was caught in a flood in South Plainfield last week and fell into a 36-inch-wide sewer pipe after he lost his balance, patch.com reported. their

New York, Sep 5 (PTI) The flash floods caused by Hurricane Ida in the US have killed four people of Indian origin in the states of New Jersey and New York. Hurricane Ida made landfall in Port Fourchon, Louisiana on August 29. It was the second most destructive storm ever recorded in the state after Hurricane Katrina (2005).

Dhanush Reddy (31) of Edison was caught in a flood in South Plainfield last week and fell into a 36-inch-wide sewer pipe after he lost his balance, patch.com reported. His body was found far from the spot.

Officials said two people were washed away in the pipe. One was rescued, but the other could not be traced. Later the authorities found Reddy’s body a few miles away.

According to the New York Times news, four members of the family started flowing in an attempt to get out of the flood waters at their home in Queens. The elder of the family, Dameshwar Ramskrits, told that he tried to save his wife Tara by holding her hand. He survived but Tara and her 22-year-old son Nick drowned.

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Indian-origin software designer Malathi Kanche (46) was on her way home from her car with her 15-year-old daughter on Wednesday when their vehicle got stuck in water at Bridgewater in New Jersey. Kanche and his daughter took the support of a tree there, but the tree fell.

The newspaper said that Kanche’s friend Mansi Mago told that Kanche was washed away in the flood waters. At first his name was on the list of missing people but his death was confirmed on Friday.

Members of a Nepalese family living in a basement apartment in Queens also died. Mingma Sherpa, her husband Lobsang Lama and their son Aang also died in the floods.

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