Harpreet Singh, 24, Jaspinder Singh, 21, Karanpal Singh, 21, Mohit Chouhan, 23, and Pawan Kumar, 23, were all pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Quinte West.
Indian students were killed in a tragic car accident in Canada’s Ontario province, the country’s second big tragedy involving Indians since January. According to The Canadian Press, the collision occurred on Saturday on Highway 401 in the Quinte West area of Southern Ontario between a passenger van and a tractor-trailer.
According to the authorities, they were all students from the Greater Toronto and Montreal areas.
Ajay Bisaria, India’s High Commissioner to Canada, called the occurrence a “heart-breaking tragedy” and said the Indian embassy in Toronto is in contact with victims’ friends to provide any assistance that is needed.
“A heartbreaking incident occurred in Canada on Saturday when five Indian students were killed in a car accident near Toronto. Two more are in the hospital. Sincere sympathies to the victims’ families. The @IndiainToronto team is in contact with victims’ friends to offer assistance “He stated this on Twitter.