3 Indians die in accident in Canada’s Brampton | World News

3 Indians die in accident in Canada’s Brampton | World News

Three young men from India have been identified as the victims of a tragic accident in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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The accident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the city of Brampton. The three young men were identified as Reetik Chhabra (23), his younger brother Rohan (22) and their friend Gaurav Fasge (24).

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According to Peel Regional Police (PRP), officers arrived at the scene and located three young adult males who were pronounced dead at the scene. According to initial information from the police, it could have been a second vehicle. Police located the vehicle and arrested the suspected driver. This individual is awaiting charges in connection with this accident.

PRP said “high speed” was involved in the possible collision as the vehicles “made contact.”

The brothers were recent graduates of Seneca College, where they met Fasge. The three shared a basement apartment in Brampton.

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The brothers worked at Savarg Beauty Salon in the city. His owner Tirath Gill was devastated by the loss, telling Hindustan Times: “I am so sad. They were like my family. We worked together for forty hours every week.” The tragedy was compounded by the fact that Reetik Chabbra was celebrating his birthday along with his younger brother and Gaurav Fasge and was therefore out late that evening.

The Chabbra brothers were from Chandigarh while Fasge was from Pune.

Gill said they would likely return home after dinner as the accident occurred near their home. The Volkswagen Jetta they were in crashed into a pole, possibly killing them.

Her friends have launched an online fundraiser to raise money to repatriate Fasge's remains to India and cover funeral costs for the Chabbras.

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Anirudh Bhattacharya is a Toronto-based commentator on North American issues and author. He has also worked as a journalist in New Delhi and New York across print, television and digital media. He tweets as @anirudhb…Show details