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US mishap: Bodies of Indians to be flown back

May 13, 2008 09:43 IST

The bodies of six Indians, who were killed in a road accident in Pennyslvania on Saturday last, will be flown back after completion of certain formalities which is expected to be over by Wednesday.

Indian Embassy and the Consulate General in New York are extending all possible assistance for completion of the formalities.

"The Embassy of India and the Consulate General in New York are extending all possible assistance for the completion of the formalities that include certain certifications," a senior embassy official said.

The accident took place in West Springfield in Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon in which six Indians -- Kaushik Deb (26), Manoj Jharia (35), Mili Jharia (28), Nitin Agarwal (29), Swati Agarwal (25) and Shubham Choudory (24) -- were killed when their minivan, in which they were traveling spun out of control and crashed into another car. The victims were going to Niagara Falls.

Nitin Gupta, the seventh passenger, who was sitting onĀ  the front seat, escaped with minor injuries and was later discharged from the hospital.

The police in Pennsylvania had not yet determined the exact cause of the accident. But a toxicology test was to be conducted on the driver of the minivan.

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