India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar expressed grief over the passing away of five Indian students in an accident in Canada.
"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," Jaishankar tweeted. India's High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria on March 14 informed that five Indian students were killed in a road accident in Ontario, Canada.
The accident occurred on March 12 on a highway in which two other students got injured. 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 (March 12). 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.
They were travelling west in a passenger van on Highway 401 morning when they collided with a tractor-trailer.
The investigation into the crash remains ongoing, and no charges have been laid.