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Canada accident: Two Indian students out of danger, one escaped unhurt

By Jasleen Kaur -- March 15, 2022 5:35 pm -- Updated:March 15, 2022 5:35 pm

Toronto, March 15: Two Indian students who had sustained injuries in an accident in Canada's Ontario are stated to be out of danger and another had a lucky escape, India's envoy here has said in an update on the road crash.

As many as five Indian students were killed in a road accident in Canada's Ontario province on March 12. The accident between a passenger van and a tractor-trailer took place on Saturday on Highway 401 in the Quinte West city in Southern Ontario.

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Issuing an update on the accident, India's High Commissioner in Canada Ajay Bisaria said two of the injured were still admitted in hospital while another escaped unhurt.

Canada accident: Two Indian students out of danger, one escaped unhurt

"Update on a tragic accident in which 5 Indians were killed near Toronto on Sat: two injured still in hospital, mercifully out of danger. One other student in the van carrying 8 persons escaped unhurt. @IndiainToronto team is in touch with friends/family for all help. @MEAIndia", Bisaria tweeted on Monday.

Harpreet Singh (24), Jaspinder Singh (21), Karanpal Singh (21), Mohit Chouhan (23) and Pawan Kumar (23) died on the spot. All victims studied in Montreal or Greater Toronto areas.

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday expressed grief over the death of the five Indian students and said the Indian mission in Toronto would provide all necessary support and assistance.

-PTC News

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