Southampton couple killed in India coach crash

A couple from Southampton have died in a coach crash in India

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Tributes paid to coach crash victims

Tributes are being paid to a couple from Hampshire who died in a coach crash in India over the weekend. Rupesh Nawarkhele and his wife Kavita from Southampton were killed when the luxury bus they were travelling in collided with a car in the Punjab region on Saturday. Three others also died in the crash and fifteen people, including the couple's 9-year-old daughter, were injured. The flag outside Southampton City Council where Rupesh worked was flown at half mast as a mark of respect. Kerry Swain reports.

Southampton couple killed in India coach crash

The couple are from Southampton

A couple from Southampton have died in a coach crash in India and their 9 year-old daughter has been seriously injured.

38 year-old Rupesh Nawarkhele and his wife Kavita Nawarkhele, who was 37, were killed when the luxury bus they were travelling in collided with a car.

The coach overturned after hitting the other vehicle. Three students travelling in the car also died.

Their daughter was taken to hospital where she is thought to be in a serious condition.

Indian Police said they were still investigating the tragedy in the Punjab region which happened at about 2:10am on Saturday. The British family were in India visiting family and friends.

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