Toddler drowns on India holiday

The daughter of a doctor from Wolverhampton has died while on holiday in India.

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A Wolverhampton toddler dies on holiday in India

A British doctor's young daughter drowned after she slipped from his arms and fell into a fast-flowing river in India.

According to reports in the Sunday Telegraph, Dr Megha Reddy, from Wolverhampton, was on holiday when the accident happened near the city of Hyderabad.

Dr Reddy, 42, told police that he had taken his 18-month-old daughter Manvi and her brothers, aged 10 and five, to see the Musi River, which was swollen from the monsoon season's heavy rains.

"I was holding Manvi when she suddenly moved and slipped from my arms," he told police inspector Srinivas Reddy.

Dr Reddy is an anaesthetist at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, where he specialises in obstetric anaesthesia.

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