Uber CEO Travis Kalanick speaks to students during an interaction at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus in Mumbai, India, in this January 19, 2016

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Travis Kalanick’s father stays in a important situation

The mom of automobile rent firm Uber’s co-founder Travis Kalanick has died in a boating accident in California.

Mr Kalanick’s mother and father Bonnie and Donald have been out on a lake in Fresno when their boat sank on Friday.

Mrs Kalanick, 71, and her husband have been discovered on the shore of Pine Flat Lake by the emergency companies.

Fresno County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned a preliminary investigation instructed their boat had struck a rock, with the Kalanicks each damage within the collision.

A spokesman for Uber mentioned the household had suffered “an unspeakable tragedy”, including that Mr Kalanick’s father was in a “severe situation”.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing, the sheriff’s division mentioned, with an post-mortem as a consequence of be carried out on Sunday.

Mr Kalanick hit the headlines earlier this 12 months when he was filmed swearing at one of his company’s drivers.

He later mentioned he was “ashamed” of his behaviour in an electronic mail to workers.