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Five Hyderabad youth killed in road mishap in US

August 10, 2012 21:13 IST

Five Indian youth were killed after a deadly accident at the junction of I-35 and I-40 in Oklahoma City, on Friday. The accident happened around 1 am, a release from the Telugu Association of North America said.

Police said the car going eastbound on Interstate 40 was exiting to the I-35 on ramp when it hit a big rig on the ramp.

The car slid underneath the semi, went down an embankment and burst into flames. All five people in the car were ejected and killed at the scene. Police said none of them were wearing seatbelts.

The victims have been identified as Jaswanth Reddy Subbayyagari, Phanindra Gade, Anurag Anthati, Srinivas Ravi and Venkat, all from Hyderabad.  

Out of them only Venkat is married. All of them were software professionals working in US.

TANA President Prasad Thotakura, Executive Vice President Mohan Nannapaneni, Foundation Trustee Srinivas Jarugula, TEAM Square committee chair Anjaiah Chowdary Lavu are closely working with the families and friends of deceased to provide necessary help.

TEAM Square volunteers Srikanth Rava, Rajasekhar Bheemireddy and Ravi Mallapuram are helping TANA TEAM Square in making arrangements to send the bodies to India.

Prasad Thotakura, TANA president, spoke with the Oklahoma City's medical examiner, funeral home in Dallas, and the consulate in Houston, to make arrangements to send the bodies to India.

TANA expressed deepest condolences to the families and friends.

TANA TEAM Square is not seeking donations at present, however there may be a need for financial assistance as all these individuals are recently graduated and employed. 

If you like to make a contribution, please visit: ww.tana.org/donate (Choose TEAM Square for your donation)

George Joseph