India-born Dr Nita Kunnumpurath (30), who died after her automotive plunged into an alligator-infested canal in Florida in the USA (US) on Friday, cherished a dream, her shocked family members in her dwelling state of Kerala mentioned.
She needed to arrange a hospital in Wayanad in north Kerala, the place she had spent her adolescence and studied until Grade X, they mentioned.
Nita, who was pursuing her post-graduate research in surgical procedure in Miami, Florida, was travelling to her residence at Naples, when she misplaced management of the car and plunged right into a canal in a neighbourhood known as Alligator Alley.
Experiences advised an American couple, who travelling behind her car, stopped their automotive and tried to rescue her.
The person managed to tug her out and when he was about to pull an unconscious Nita out of the canal, alligators rushed in the direction of him.
His spouse, who was serving to him to rescue her, alerted him concerning the lurking alligators and he was compelled to let her go, the police mentioned.
Later, the police fired on the alligators and introduced her ashore. She was useless by then, the police added.
“Nita was a hard-working woman. She all the time nurtured a dream to arrange a hospital in Wayanad to deal with the poor. Charity was in her blood. We couldn’t imagine she isn’t any extra,” mentioned her uncle Ok Stephan, who was knowledgeable concerning the deadly accident on Saturday night time.
Her father Thomas Kunnumpurath had migrated to the US after he retired from his authorities job. Nita had accomplished her Grade X from De Paul Public College in Kalpetta, the headquarters of Wayanad district. Her brother is a pharmacist and sister is a physiotherapist.
Her burial can be held in a church in Chicago in a few days, he added.