Canada: 5 Indian Students Killed in Ontario Road Accident

14 Mar, 2022 12:30 IST|Sakshi Post
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TORONTO:  In a tragic road accident on Saturday, five Indian students were killed and two injured in Canada's Ontario province, according to the Canadian police.

The accident occurred when a passenger van and a tractor-trailer collided on Highway 401 in the Quinte West city in Southern Ontario, The students were identified as Harpreet Singh, Jaspinder Singh, Karanpal Singh, Mohit Chouhan, and Pawan Kumar.     The victims were all students in the Greater Toronto and Montreal areas.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday mourned the death of the five Indian students. “Deeply mourn the passing away of 5 Indian students in Canada. Condolences to their families. Pray for the recovery of those injured. @IndiainToronto will provide all necessary support and assistance,” he tweeted.

High Commissioner of India to Canada Ajay Bisaria termed the incident a “heart-breaking tragedy”. “Heart-breaking tragedy in Canada: 5 Indians students passed away in an auto accident near Toronto on Saturday. Two others in hospital. Deepest condolences to the families of the victims. @IndiainToronto team in touch with friends of the victims for assistance,” he said on Twitter.

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