19-year-old Indian student dies in Canada after falling from building

Published: 10 November, 2020 14:46 IST | IANS | Hyderabad

He fell down from balcony of his apartment while allegedly speaking over phone.

Photo used for representational purpose
Photo used for representational purpose

A 19-year-old student from Hyderabad is alleged to have been killed after falling from a high-rise building in Toronto, Canada.

Panyam Akhil, a resident of Vanasthalipuram in Hyderabad, allegedly fell down while talking on his mobile phone from the 27th floor of the building where he was staying.

According to the information reaching his family here the incident occurred on November 8. He fell down from balcony of his apartment while allegedly speaking over phone. His friends in Canada informed his family about the incident.

Akhil was doing hotel management course in Canada. After completion of first year, he had visited home in March this year. The student had returned Canada last month.

Akhil's family has appealed to Telangana Minister K.T. Rama Rao to help in bringing the body to Hyderabad. His uncle Babji tweeted Rama Rao for help. "My brother's son Panyam Akhil met with an accidental fall in Toronto, Canada. We are clueless how to go about bringing the body to Hyderabad. Request help in bringing the body to Hyderabad. Kindly help us in this moment of grief, sir," Babji wrote.

The minister assured help to the family. "Sorry for your loss brother, Will do our best @KTRoffice please assist," Rama Rao responded.

Indian Consulate General in Toronto has informed the deceased student's family that all efforts were being made to expedite the process. "The Indian Consulate in Toronto is in touch with all concerned and efforts are on for expeditious return of mortal remains," tweeted the consulate general.

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