Three Bangladeshi students studying on student visa in Canada were killed and one other was injured in a road accident on 13 February 2023, Monday night.
The accident took place on Highway 427 southbound ramp to Dundas Street West in Ontario. All 4 students in the vehicle were all living in Toronto on study permits from Bangladesh.
Paramedics confirmed that two people were pronounced dead at the scene, while two more were taken to hospital.
According to Toronto paramedics two people were pronounced dead at the scene of a Highway 427 crash.Ontario Provincial Policesaid a woman and man, both 20, and a 17-year-old boy died in the crash. The injured driver, a 21-year-old man, remains in critical condition.
Around 8:30 am on Tuesday, the Ontario Provincial Police confirmed that the third person had died.
A vehicle rolled over and caught fire, according to police. The vehicle was running at a very high speed and lost control. According to Canadian media reports, a car carrying four students was traveling at a very high speed. Suddenly, the driver lost control while going to south side of the highway. The vehicle then hit the highway railing and turned turtle on the road. Later the car caught fire.
The driver of the car has been identified as Nibir Kumar, the son of Noted Bangladeshi singer Kumar Bishwajit. As of 16 February 2023’s news, his condition has improved and is undergoing treatment in a local hospital in Toronto.
Bangladeshi expatriates in Canada said that the three students killed are Shahriar Khan, Angela Baroi, and Arian Deepta.They were in between 17-21 years and all of them were the students of Humber College.
Bangladeshi Canadians mourning the loss of valuable lives. NaziaHossain, the vice-president of the National Bangladeshi-Canadian Council, said"It is a very sad story. It is a great loss," in a phone interview.
The crash should be a warning for other international students who come to Canada about how road conditions may differ here, especially during the winter, Hossain said.
In February 2021, 3 other Bangladeshi students (Aranoor Azad Chowdhury, Al NumanAditta, and RaisulBadhan) died in a head-on crash north of Winnipeg. The victims, all students of the University of Manitoba, Canada.
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