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5 Indian students killed in road accident in Canada, two others in hospital

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Ottawa: In a heartbreaking tragedy, 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.

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The accident occurred on Saturday on the Ontario highway and two injured students were rushed to the hospital.

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Taking to Twitter, Ajay Bisaria expressed deepest condolences to the families 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,” India`s High Commissioner to Canada said.

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

They were traveling west in a passenger van on Highway 401 Saturday morning when they collided with a tractor-trailer at around 3:45 am.

The investigation into the crash remains ongoing, and no charges have been laid.

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