Indian student from Hyderabad killed in fall from high-rise building in Toronto

Hyderabad (IANS): A 19-year-old student from Hyderabad reportedly died when he fell from a high-rise building in Toronto.

Panyam Akhil, a resident of Vanasthalipuram in Hyderabad, allegedly fell down while talking on his cell phone from the 27th floor of the building where he was staying.

According to the information reaching his family here, the incident occurred on November 8. His friends in Canada informed his family about the incident.

Akhil was pursuing a hotel management course in Canada. After completing his first year, he visited home in March and returned to Canada last month.

Akhil’s family appealed to Telangana Minister K.T. Rama Rao to help in bringing the body to Hyderabad. His uncle Babji tweeted Rama Rao for help. “My brother’s son Panyam Akhil met with an accidental fall in Toronto, Canada. We are clueless how to go about bringing the body to Hyderabad. Request help in bringing the body to Hyderabad. Kindly help us in this moment of grief, sir,” Babji wrote.

The minister assured help to the family. “Sorry for your loss brother, Will do our best @KTRoffice please assist,” Rama Rao responded.

The Indian Consulate General in Toronto informed the deceased student’s family on twitter that it is “in touch with all concerned and efforts are on for expeditious return of mortal remains.”