Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s mother died in a freak boat accident in California. Mrs Kalanick was 71.
Her corpse along with her husband in a fainted state was found on the shore of Pine Flat Lake by the emergency services. Mr Kalanick’s condition is said to be in a critical state and Uber spokesperson has said that the family has suffered “an unspeakable tragedy”.
Mr Kalanick’s parents Bonnie and Donald were out on a lake in Fresno when their boat sank on Friday.
Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said a preliminary investigation suggested their boat had struck a rock which resulted in Kalanick’s being hurt due to this collision and an investigation has been ordered with an autopsy due to be carried out on Sunday.
Uber is the World’s largest cab aggregator which has presence across the globe except in China where it made an early exit due to the stiff competition faced over there from the local operators.