External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday expressed shock after a family of four Indian nationals, including an infant, froze to death along the US-Canada border. He instructed the Indian ambassadors in the US and Canada to urgently respond to the situation.

Canadian Police said that the bodies of four people, “two adults, a teen and an infant”, were found on the Canadian side of the US-Canada border near Emerson on Wednesday.

Confirming the nationality of the four people who died, India’s High Commissioner to Canada Ajay Bisaria described the incident as a grave tragedy.