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|Posted on Monday, September 06, 2021 - 12:43 am: ||
5 desis in 30 dead or missing
Malathi Kanche was heading home after dropping her son off at college Wednesday evening when the small S.U.V. she was driving was overwhelmed by floodwaters set off by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
With the vehicle stalled in waist-deep water on Route 22 in Bridgewater, N.J., she and her 15-year-old daughter climbed out. They clung to a tree as the torrent rushed past, according to a close family friend and neighbor, Mansi Mago.
Then the tree gave way, and â��the water took her,â�� said Ms. Mago
In South Plainfield, N.J., a 31-year-old man, Danush Reddy, lost his footing as he was walking alongside a flooded roadway and was swept into a 36-inch-wide sewer pipe, borough officials said. His body was found miles away
Sunanda Upadhye, a 56-year-old Iselin section resident, drowned while walking to her home on Gill Lane early Thursday morning, Woodbridge police said. She was reported missing by her husband at about 2:28 a.m. when she didn't come home from work.
Officials learned she tried to walk on the road, which was impassable to vehicles. When officers and the fire department began a search of the flooded area, they found Upadhye deceased near the Cooper Ave. Park in Iselin at 6:44 a.m.
It has been two days since Nidhi Rana, 18, and Ayush Rana, 21, of Passaic went missing in the storm Wednesday night and were believed to have been caught in flood waters that carried them into a culvert that eventually flushes into the Passaic River.