Two international students from Western killed in 401 crash near Kitchener

By CityNews Kitchener Staff

King's University College at Western University in London confirms two of its international students from China were killed in a collision on the 401 near Kitchener on Monday.

The two-vehicle collision involved a van carrying six people.

Two other international students, also from China, were among the five injured.

The university says it has been in contact with the families of those involved in the crash, offering any support they can. And out of respect for the families, will not be releasing the names of the students at this time.

“We grieve the loss of these young lives. This is a great shock and tragedy for King’s and for the wider Western University community. These were people devoted to studying in Canada. We are deeply saddened and our sympathies are for the families and friends of all those who are impacted by this tragedy,” Dr. David Malloy, president of King's said in a statement.  “We have lowered our flags and will be doing more in the coming days. We are also working with the Canadian government and embassies to expedite any travel requirements for the families to get here from China as quickly as possible.”

The collision is still under investigation.

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