Hyderabad: A 23-year-old Amazon employee from Hyderabad drowned while swimming in a lake at St. Louis, Missouri in the USA on August 24.

Khaja Imran was swimming with two of his friends when the incident occurred. Eyewitnesses said he swam out too far from the shore and started panicking. His friends were not able to save him and eventually he drowned.

“After hearing the news, Majlis Bachao Tehreek contacted S Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, Government of India. We also contacted KT Rama Rao, Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development and NRI department, Government of Telangana. We requested them to contact Consulate General of USA in Hyderabad for an emergency visa to his parents so that they could attend the final rites” said Amjed Ullah Khan, Spokesperson, Majlis Bachao Tehreek.

Later, the family got an emergency visa to visit the USA for the last rites. The family will travel on the first available flight.

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