MUMBAI: In an unfortunate incident on Monday 24 January, seven medical students lost their lives as their car fell from the bridge near Selsura road in the Wardha area of Maharashtra.
Among the seven deceased youth, one was identified as the son of BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) MLA Vijay Rahangdale. The BJP MLA son killed in the accident is named as Avishkar Rahangdale.
The other deceased were identified as Nitesh Singh, Shubham Jaiswal, Vivek Nandan, Pawan Shakti Pratyush Singh and Neeraj Chauhan.
The car accident took place at around 11:30 pm at night on Monday when all the seven deceased were on heading towards Wardha as informed by SP (Superintendent of Police) Prashant Holkar, Wardha.
According to reports, all 7 youth were studying at the Sawangi Medical College located in Wardha of Maharashtra. Nitesh Singh was a medical intern, Avishkar Rahangdale and Pawan Shakti were first-year students. Neeraj Chauhan, Vivek Nandan, Pratyush Singh and Shubham Jaiswal were last year's students of MBBS.
It was informed that they met into the accident as the medical students went out for a late-night drive in a Mahindra Xylo car last night.
The police officials informed that the accident occur as the driver lost control of the vehicle which resulted in the car falling across 40 feet below the bridge according to the early investigation.
The assistant inspector of Sawangi Police Station, Babasaheb Thorat stated that no other vehicle is found having involvement with the car mishap on Monday night.
The inspector added that the Mahindra Xylo car was going towards Wardha from Devli location and then the driver lost control when they reach the overbridge. The car hit the boundary wall after getting over wheels and fell over the bridge between the road.
There is no information to find out who was driving the car at the time of the accident as all the occupants were thrown out of the vehicle when the car fell off the bridge.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express his grief over the demise of the seven youths following the car accident near Selsura in Maharashtra. The PM paid heartfelt condolences to the family members of the deceased and also announced Rupees 2 lakhs from the PM National Relief Fund and rupees 50, 000 for the injured persons.