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India mission provides consular services to family of Indian nationals who died in freezing cold near Canada-US border

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India said today that its High Commission in Ottawa and its Consulate General in Toronto are working closely with Canadian authorities on all aspects of the investigation into the tragic case of the deaths of four people whose bodies were found near the Canada-US border in Manitoba, Canada. January 19. External Affairs Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi told a regular press briefing that the Indian mission also provided consular services to the family of the deceased.

“Our missions in Canada and the United States have regularly followed this tragic case of the deaths of four people whose bodies were found near the Canada-US border in Manitoba, Canada on January 19. Canadian authorities have confirmed that the four persons who died were Indian nationals. who belonged to the same family. The next of kin of the deceased have now been notified,” he said. Bagchi said Canadian authorities have also advised that, based on the circumstances, death of all persons was determined to be consistent with exposure to the outside elements.

“Our High Commission in Ottawa and our Consulate General in Toronto are working closely with Canadian authorities on all aspects of the investigation and are providing consular services to the family of the deceased. Our High Commission in Ottawa issued a detailed press release on the subject. yesterday,” he said. Canadian authorities have recovered the bodies of four people, who froze to death while attempting to cross the Canada-US border at Emerson, Manitoba, near the Canada-US border on January 19.

Canadian authorities have confirmed the identities of the four deceased as Jagdish Baldevbhai Patel, 39; Vaishaliben Jagdishkumar Patel, 37, and their children Vihangi Jagdishkumar Patel and Dharmik Jagdishkumar Patel. The Indian High Commission said a task force led by an officer from the Indian Consulate General in Toronto is currently in Manitoba to assist in the investigation.

“People relations are an important pillar of bilateral relations between India and Canada. Canada is a preferred destination for Indian immigrants and students. India and Canada work together to ensure the safety and well-being of all Indian immigrants to Canada. said the statement from the high commission. Stating that India and Canada have a regular dialogue on migration and welfare issues, the High Commission said this tragedy has highlighted the need to ensure that migration and mobility are safe. and legal.

“On the longer-term issues that this tragedy has highlighted, there is the need to ensure that migration and mobility are made safe and legal and that such tragedies do not happen again. A certain number of ideas remain under discussion between India and Canada,” the statement said. noted. (ANI)

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