The police were alerted immediately and they tried to rescue her, but could not.

Andhra engineering student drowns in Washington lake in USImage: Facebook
news News Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 08:42

An engineer from Andhra's Nellore district drowned in a lake in Washington State in USA on Thursday.

The Deccan Chronicle reported:

Priyanka Gogineni, 24, daughter of Venkatarao and Satyavathi, who had only a month ago joined a firm as civil engineer in Washington, had been in the USA two years to do her master’s degree from Saint Martin`s University, Lacey, Washington. According to her uncle, Subbarao, Priyanka, on Thursday morning, went for her usual walk, and then to the Hicks lake to pluck a lotus flower, when she slipped and drowned. 

The report adds that locals immediately alerted the police who tried to rescue her, but could not.

The Lacey city police, later took the statements of eye witnesses and has stated that there were no suspicious circumstances to her death. 

The incident came to light after her friends approached the North America Telugu Association.

The New Indian Express reported:

The victim’s friends approached the North American Telugu Society (NATS) seeking help to transport the body to Andhra Pradesh and handingit over to her parents at Kavali in Nellore district...Efforts are being made to transport the mortal remains of the deceased girl.

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