Three Indian nationals killed in Scotland accident, another critical – Times of India – India Times English News

London: Three Indian nationals, including two students from the University of Leicester and a graduate from the same institution, were killed in a car-lorry collision in the western area. Scotland Last week, while another university student, an Indian too, was seriously injured in an accident and is battling for life in a hospital. Glasgow,
It is believed that a group of four friends – Girish Subramaniam (23) from Bangalore; Pawan Bashetty (23) and Sai Verma Chilkamari (24) from Hyderabad; And Sudhakari Modpally (30) of Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh – Were holidaying in Scotland when the tragedy occurred last Friday (August 19) near Castle Stalker in the Epin area of ​​Argyll in the West Highlands of Scotland, a majestic surrounded by water There is a Scottish castle, which is located around. 40 minutes north of the popular seaside town of Oban.
Girish, Pawan and Sai were pursuing master’s degrees at the university, while Sudhakar, who had already graduated, was working in Leicester. “The Incident Involved a Silver” Honda Civic and Black HGVs, and the A828 occurred near Castle Stalker on the Fort William road from Oban around 2.30 pm,” Scotland Police said.
Girish, Pawan and Sudhakar died on the spot, while the critically injured Sai was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow in an air ambulance. According to Indian diplomatic sources, Sai’s condition is still critical but is currently stable and out of danger. Meanwhile, the driver of the lorry narrowly escaped. The road was closed for 12 hours after the accident.
A 47-year-old man was arrested in connection with a road traffic offense and released pending further investigation. The Consulate General of India in Edinburgh is in touch with all the bereaved families in India and will assist in bringing the bodies back home.
In Bengaluru, Girish’s mother Aruna Kumari told TOI that she had received a call from UK Police informing her about the tragedy. “We spoke to him (Girish) on Thursday (August 18) night. He said he was going to a snowy place and would call the next morning,” she said, adding that the call never came. The family said that it may take five days for his body to come after the postmortem, as per the information received by them.
“At this time, our condolences are with the families and friends of the deceased men. Sergeant Kevin Craig said: “We are investigating the circumstances surrounding this accident and would ask anyone contacted to contact the authorities.”
(with inputs from Bangalore)