At least four students, including two girls, died while another suffered serious injuries in a tragic road accident on the National Highway-1 in Ambala district’s jurisdiction on Monday evening.
According to the police, all five students were travelling in a car when it rammed into a stationary truck parked on the roadside near Kushth Ashram adjoining the highway in Ambala Cantonment.
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Four out of the five students, including two girls, died on the spot, another injured girl was referred to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research.
Officials from Parao police station reached the spot and took all the five to the Civil Hospital, Ambala, where four were declared dead on arrival. One of the girls, who was yet breathing, was referred to PGIMER.
The deceased boys were identified as Sunny Ahluwalia and Deepakar Bansal, both residents of Sector 8-9 HUDA Colony, Ambala City. The deceased girls were identified as Ridhima Mittal and Anushkha Jain, also residents of Ambala City. The injured girl was identified as Harshikha.
“All five had recently cleared their 10+2 exams and had gone to celebrate that. They were returning home when the accident occurred. Sunny Ahluwalia had gone to Mumbai for trying his luck in Bollywood and returned Saturday,” said a police official.
Sunny had got admission in Subhash Ghai’s film training academy in Mumbai and all the five had gone to celebrate this occasion at a private hotel on the outskirts of Ambala, added the police official.