Community shaken after international students killed, injured in 401 crash

Five international students have died and two others were seriously injured in a collision between a van and a tractor-trailer on Ontario’s Highway 401 last weekend. The eight students involved in the accident had come from India to study in the Montreal or Greater Toronto areas, according to Global News. Canada College has stated that at least three of the deceased students and two of the injured survivors had studied at their institution. Spokesperson John David Couturier stated that the college’s administration is “all in a state of shock,” but that they are working to support the students and have the victims’ bodies repatriated to India and their funeral expenses paid. The Hindu reports that the two injured students are now out of danger and that another student escaped the situation unharmed. The investigation into the crash is continuing, and no charges have been laid. Global News (CP)| CBC| CTV News| The Hindu Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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