Over the Thanksgiving holiday, two Indian students tragically passed away in the US. The students, who were from Telangana, were at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday when the deaths were announced. Shiva Kelligari, 25, and Uthej Kunta, 24, have been confirmed as the victims. According to a report, they were both master’s students at Missouri’s St. Louis University.

In a tweet, Telangana Minister K.T. Rama Rao stated that he has urged his staff to help the bereaved family get their loved ones’ lifeless remains back. He wrote, “I’ve already requested my team @KTRoffice to help the family receive the mortal remains back immediately.”

Kunta had gone swimming on Saturday afternoon, and when he didn’t come up, his friend Kelligari jumped into the lake to save him but also didn’t surface, according to news agency PTI, which cited the police statement. Kunta’s body was found two hours after the event, while Kelligari’s was discovered later on Sunday, according to police, who received a distress call at 2:20 p.m. According to police records, both people were declared deceased at the spot.

The manager of the Airbnb where the two were lodging said that he had phoned the emergency services when he overheard calls for assistance. He replied, “My daughter and I both called 911.” He was cited as saying to a local channel, “My brother went in the water and tried to save him, but by the time he got to the kayak, they were already gone.”

A 20-year-old Indian student was killed in another incident after being hit and dragged by a truck in Canada. According to reports, Kartik Saini was a native of Haryana’s Karnal and arrived in Canada in August of last year to pursue his studies. The bicycle was reportedly hit and dragged by a pickup truck last week at the intersection of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue in midtown. Saini was declared dead on the spot. The inquiry, according to the Toronto Police, is in progress.

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