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5 Indian Students Passed Away In A Road Accident Near Toronto. Two Others Are In Hospital, Says High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria

India’s High Commissioner to Canada, Ajay Bisaria, on Monday, 14 March, said that five Indian students were killed in a road accident that took place near Toronto on Saturday, 12 March. Two others have been hospitalised after suffering injuries.

“Heart-breaking tragedy in Canada: 5 Indian students passed away in an auto accident near Toronto on Saturday. Two others are in the hospital. My deepest condolences to the families of the victims. @IndiainToronto team in touch with friends of the victims for assistance,” Bisaria wrote in a tweet.

According to a report in news agency ANI, the passenger van in which the students were travelling, collided with a tractor-trailer. The accident reportedly happened at around 3. 45 am on Saturday at the Ontario highway – Highway 401, when the students were travelling towards the west.

The Quinte West Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have identified the deceased students as Harpreet Singh, Jaspinder Singh, Karanpal Singh, Mohit Chouhan and Pawan Kumar.

Further investigation into the accident is underway and no charges have been laid so far.

(With inputs from ANI.)

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