2 IIT Kharagpur students killed, 1 critically injured in road accident

The students, identified as Abhinav, Harshit and Bhabani, were travelling on a motorbike when it collided head-on with a heavy vehicle.

2 IIT Kharagpur students killed, 1 critically injured in road accident

Kolkata: Two students of IIT Kharagpur were killed and another one was critically injured after the motorbike carrying them collided head-on with a vehicle in West Midnapore district, police said on Saturday. The incident happened at Kharagpur town on Friday midnight, the police said.

The students, identified as Abhinav, Harshit and Bhabani, were travelling on a motorbike when it collided head-on with a heavy vehicle, an officer of Kharagpur local police station said.

While Abhinav and Harshit were declared brought dead at two local hospitals, Bhabani was referred to a hospital in Kolkata, the officer said, adding, his condition is stated to be serious. Abhinav and Harshit hailed from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana respectively. Bhabani belongs to Rajasthan.

An investigation has been initiated and efforts are on to trace the killer vehicle, the police officer said.