7 MBBS students killed in road accident, PM Modi announces Rs 2 lakh ex gratia each
Mumbai: In an unfortunate incident, seven MBBS students of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, OSD of the Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences were killed in a car accident after their vehicle suffered a 40-feet plunge from the Nagpur-Tuljapur highway onto a riverbed on Tuesday.An official told PTI that all seven students died on the spot.The deceased have been identified as Neeraj...
Mumbai: In an unfortunate incident, seven MBBS students of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, OSD of the Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences were killed in a car accident after their vehicle suffered a 40-feet plunge from the Nagpur-Tuljapur highway onto a riverbed on Tuesday.
An official told PTI that all seven students died on the spot.
The deceased have been identified as Neeraj Chauhan (First Year MBBS), Nitesh Singh (2015 Intern MBBS), Vivek Nandan (2018, MBBS Final), Pratyush Singh (2017 MBBS), Shubham Jaiswal (2017 MBBS), and Pawan Shakti (2020 MBBS) and Avishkar, son of BJP MLA Vijay Rahangdale of Tirora Constituency in Gondia district.
The incident occurred around 1.30 AM near Selsura village in Wardha district, 77 km away from Nagpur, in east Maharashtra.
The medical students had finished their exams and were returning in a car from a birthday party when the mishap took place. The SUV was heading to Wardha from Deoli. As per the police, the car fell nearly 40 feet off a bridge when the medico driving the vehicle lost control over the wheels.
As per a recent media report in Times of India, Chauhan was driving the car when he had lost control over the vehicle due to alleged over speeding.
SP Prashant Holkar told TOI "The vehicle had fallen through the bridge railing after impacting it. The incident had taken place between two bridges. We have already conducted the inquest. The post-mortem would be conducted in presence of senior experts".
The police found six medical student bodies on the riverbed and inside the car they found Chauhan's body stuck which took almost two hours to retrieve the body, he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of the students and announced Rs 2 lakh each for the families of those that perished in the accident from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF).
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