Telangana woman studying in US university dies after being hit by a speeding car in Florida

A woman from Telangana studying in an American university died after being hit by a speeding car in Florida. A 25-year-old student from Yadadri Bhuvangiri district of Telangana died in a road accident in Florida, USA. Guntipally Soumya, who had completed her master’s from Florida Atlantic University, was hit by a speeding car while crossing the road on May 26.He died on the spot.

Soumya was returning to her residence after shopping for groceries when the accident happened. She went to the US two years ago for studies. According to reports, she was trying to find a job after completing her master’s degree.

Soumya, a native of Yadagripalli in Yadadri Bhongir district, had gone to the US for higher studies. According to reports, she had completed her masters from Florida Atlantic University and was trying to find a job. Soumya’s family was shocked to hear the news of her death.

According to a report, her parents Koteswara Rao and Balamani have appealed to the central and state governments to bring her body back to India. Telangana minister Komatireddy Venkat Reddy expressed condolences to Soumya’s family. He said efforts are being made to bring back her body. So far in the first four months of this year, 11 Indian and Indian-origin students have died in the US.

Nowadays, Indian students are increasingly choosing to study in US universities, leading to a boom in US universities. The number of Indian students in the US has skyrocketed, with an astonishing 35 per cent increase in enrollment for the academic year 2022-23 compared to the previous year. According to the Open Doors Report, Indian-origin students in the US number around 275,000 and account for 25 per cent of the total foreign students and bring in $9 billion a year in fees and expenses.

An analysis by the Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS) found that the causes of these incidents included suspicious shootings/kidnappings, environmental deaths due to lack of safety knowledge (monoxide poisoning, hypothermia), mental issues leading to suicide, and even suspicious behavior.

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