Six Indian-origin individuals, including two children, from Kansas, Missouri, were recently killed in a horrific accident on U.S. Highway 69, in Mayes County, in rural Oklahoma, in the US.
Their Honda Odyssey minivan reportedly lost control on the slick road and met with a head-on collision with a semi-trailer. The initial reports say the victims are 32-year-old Bhaskar Jha, his wife Annu Jha, 31, and their two children aged 1 and 3, the fifth deceased as Agni Pal Singh, 34 and the sixth was a woman, who was not identified by police. The juvenile boy, Singh’s eight-month-old child, the only survivor of the mishap, is undergoing treatment for the serious injuries. The driver of the trailer was also treated for injuries and released. Investigators also informed that it was raining at the time of the crash and the minivan was driving too fast for those conditions.
The Ministry of External Affairs in India has requested the Indian Consulate in New York to extend all possible assistance to the victims and their family members.