EAM Jaishankar demanded a report from both ambassadors after four Indians died on the US-Canada border

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EAM Jaishankar demanded a report from both ambassadors after four Indians died on the US-Canada border

New Delhi : Four Indians have died of cold at the US-Canada border. In what authorities believe was a failed crossing attempt during a freezing blizzard.

At present, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has sought a report from the ambassadors there for information on the matter. The Mantoba Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Thursday that two of the four bodies were that of an adult, a teenager and a newborn.

According to American officials, they probably came from India and were trying to enter America. "I know what I'm about to say will be difficult for many people to hear," RCMP Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy said at a press conference on Thursday, announcing the deaths. "It's a complete and heartbreaking tragedy," she said, expressing her condolences to the deceased's family.

S Jaishankar, India's external affairs minister, directed Indian envoys in the United States and Canada to respond to the incident on Friday. The Indian nationals, including an infant, were reportedly abandoned near the US border and died. A male teenager, an adult male, and an adult female, all of whom have yet to be identified, were among the dead.

Steve Shand, a 47-year-old Florida resident, has been arrested for allegedly "smuggling undocumented foreign nationals." "Shocked by the report that four Indian nationals, including an infant, have lost their lives at the Canada-US border," Jaishankar tweeted in response to the news. "We've asked our ambassadors in the United States and Canada to respond as soon as possible to the situation." The incident was described as a "grave tragedy" by India's high commissioner to Canada, Ajay Bisaria.