Seven medical students, including BJP MLA Vijay Rahangdale’s son Avishkar Rahangdale, died after their car fell off a bridge in Maharashtra on Monday night.
The students were on their way to Wardha from Deoli when the car fell off a bridge near village Selsura, the police said.
The accident took place around 1.30 am last night, according to Prashant Holkar, Superintendent of Police, Wardha.
Early investigations indicate the driver of the car lost control.
All of them were students of Sawangi Medical College in Wardha. While Neeraj Chauhan, Vivek Nandan, Pratyush Singh and Shubham Jaiswal were final year MBBS students, Avishkar Rahangdale and Pawan Shakti were first year students and Nitesh Singh was a medical intern.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi 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 families of those who died and Rs 50,000 for 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,” PM Modi said.