28/01/2022 21:49:51 PM Poulami Das 95
Chandrayee Roy Choudhury, Canada
The identities of a family who perished in Manitoba were released Thursday.
Last week, RCMP said they found four people, including a young child and a teenager, dead only metres from the Canada-U.S. border, about 10 kilometres from Emerson, Man.
The four have now been identified as Jagdish Baldevbhai Patel, a 39-year-old man, Vaishaliben Jagdishkumar Patel, a 37-year-old woman, Vihangi Jagdishkumar Patel, an 11-year-old girl, and Dharmik Jagdishkumar Patel, a three-year-old boy.
RCMP apologized for initially identifying Vihangi Patel as a boy.
“All four were Indian nationals,” said the High Commission of India in Ottawa. “The next of kin of the deceased have been informed.”
“Canadian authorities have also, after medical examination, informed that based on the circumstances, the death of all the persons have been determined to be consistent with exposure to the outdoor elements.”
The night the four left, Jan. 19, temperatures hovered near -30 C with strong winds, blowing snow and blizzard-like conditions.