Three Indian-Americans die after falling into frozen lake in Arizona


The victims have been identified as Narayan Muddan (49), Gokul Mediseti (47) and Harita Muddana, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) said in a statement on Tuesday. All three were residents of Chandler, Arizona and were originally Indian.

In an incident in Arizona, US, three Indian-origin citizens, including a woman, died after falling into a frozen lake. The accident occurred at Woods Canyon Lake in Coconino County on December 26 at 3:35 p.m. The victims have been identified as Narayan Muddan (49), Gokul Mediseti (47) and Harita Muddana, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) said in a statement on Tuesday. All three were residents of Chandler, Arizona and were originally Indian.

Chandler is a suburb of Phoenix. The day after Christmas, three families – consisting of six adults and five children – had ventured out into the valley to enjoy the snowy road. “They wanted to take some photos on the ice,” the sheriff’s office said. The office said that while taking photos on the ice, three people fell into a frozen lake. Officials said they pulled out Haritha but could not save her and she died on the spot.

The bodies of all three have been recovered. According to a statement issued by the CCSO officials, “Personnel deployed at a substation in the area were called to the spot after two men and a woman fell into the frozen lake when they were walking on a frozen lake.” More than one million people in the US and Canada are facing severe winter. The blizzard is wreaking havoc in an area of ​​more than 3,200 kilometers from Quebec to Texas, causing many people to suffer.

At least 19 people have died so far in storm-related incidents. The storm-battered city of Buffalo is bracing for a blizzard. More than 30 people have been reported dead so far in the blizzards that hit western New York on Friday and Saturday, officials said. The 1977 blizzard killed 29 people.

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