Maharashtra: Seven medical students, including BJP MLA Vijay Rahangdale’s son Avishkar Rahangdale have died after the car in which they were travelling in fell off a bridge near Maharashtra’s Selsura on Monday night.
As per the police, the students were on their way to Wardha from Deoli when their vehicle fell. According to Prashant Holkar, Superintendent of Police Wardha the mishap took place around 11.30 pm last night.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday morning condoled the loss of lives in a road accident in Maharashtra, in which the son of a local lawmaker was killed. He also announced an ex-gratia of ₹2 lakh from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF).
“Pained by the loss of lives due to an accident near Selsura in Maharashtra. In this hour of sadness, my thoughts are with those who have lost their loved ones. I pray that those injured are able to recover soon,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Twitter, quoting PM Modi.
“PM @narendramodi announced that Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who have lost their lives in the accident near Selsura. Those who are injured would be given Rs. 50,000,” the PMO said in a subsequent tweet.
The victims have been identified as students of Sawangi Medical College in Wardha. While Neeraj Chauhan, Vivek Nandan, Pratyush Singh and Shubham Jaiswal were final year MBBS students, Avishkar Rahangdale and Pawan Shakti were first year MBBS students and Nitesh Singh a medical intern