This Article is From Mar 14, 2022

"Heart-Breaking Tragedy": 5 Indian Students Killed In Canada Road Accident

Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria expressed his condolences to the families of the students

An investigation into the crash is underway


Five Indian students were killed in a road accident in Canada after the passenger van they were travelling in collided with a tractor-trailer on the Ontario highway on Saturday, Indian High Commissioner to Canada Ajay Bisaria said on Monday.

Taking to Twitter, the Indian envoy expressed his condolences to the families of the students and said the Indian embassy in Toronto is providing all possible help to the friends of the victims.

"Heart-breaking tragedy in Canada: 5 Indian students passed away in an auto accident near Toronto on Saturday. Two others in the hospital. Deepest condolences to the families of the victims. @IndiainToronto team in touch with friends of the victims for assistance," Mr Bisaria tweeted.

According to Quinte West Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the students who were killed were identified as Harpreet Singh, Jaspinder Singh, Karanpal Singh, Mohit Chouhan, and Pawan Kumar.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also condoled the demise of Indian students who were killed in the accident. 

"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," the minister tweeted.

Two other passengers were taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries following the crash, the police said, adding that an investigation into the accident was underway.

They were all students in the Greater Toronto and Montreal areas, officials added.