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MEA official to visit Virginia Tech University

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April 17, 2007 13:50 IST

With some Indians being among the victims of the Virginia Tech University shootout, a senior official of the Indian Embassy in Washington is being sent to the site of the incident.

The consular officer will coordinate with the Indian students with regard to provision of whatever assistance is needed, sources in the External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday.

The Ministry is in touch with the Mission in Washington and is seeking exact details with regard to the Indian students and professors.

An Indian professor was among the 33 killed in the shootout and a student from India is feared to have met the same fate.

G V Loganathan, 51, hailing from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu and an alumnus of IIT, Kanpur, was killed in the firing by a suspected Chinese student while he was taking classes at the university's Civil and Environmental Engineering department.

An Indian student, Minal Panchal, who has been missing since the incident on Monday, was also feared to be among the victims.

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