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Wardha accident: BJP MLA's son among 7 killed as car falls off bridge; PM Modi expresses grief

Maharashtra: BJP MLA Vijay Rahangdale’s son was among seven killed in a car accident in Wardha on Monday night.

Yogendra Tiwari Edited by: Yogendra Tiwari
Wardha Updated on: January 25, 2022 16:52 IST
Wardha accident: BJP MLA's son among 7 killed as car falls
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Wardha accident: BJP MLA's son among 7 killed as car falls off bridge

Highlights

  • The incident took place Selsura in Wardha district around 11.30 pm on Monday
  • The car in which the deceased were travelling in fell from a bridge
  • Police said that they were students of Savangi Medical College

At least seven MBBS students died when a car in which they were travelling fell from a bridge in the Wardha district of Maharashtra on Monday night. Six of the seven deceased students are from different states while the seventh is the son of BJP MLA from Tirora, Vijay Rahangdale. He has been identified as Avishkar. 

According to Prashant Holkar, SP, Wardha, the incident took place near Selsura around 11.30 pm last night. "They (deceased) were on their way to Wardha from Yavatmal," he said.

Police said that they were students of Savangi Medical College and were driving in a Xylo car.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed pain at the loss of lives in the accident. He also announced Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund to the next of kin of those who died in the accident and Rs 50,000 for each of the injured. 

"Pained by the loss of lives due to an accident near Selsura in Maharashtra. In this hour of sadness, my thoughts are with those who have lost their loved ones. I pray that those injured are able to recover soon," he said. 

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