IFJ Mourns Tragic Deaths of Two Journalists in India

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the global organisation of journalists representing over 500,000 journalists worldwide, has expressed sadness over the deaths of two journalists in India who were tragically killed in a car accident while returning from covering a story in Mumbai, India.

On Friday, 3 December 2004, Prashant Bhole, 25, reporter with Marathi Daily Lokmat and R.V Syed, 29, journalist with Jan Aadesh were killed in a road accident when a truck hit their motorcycle when returning from covering the Standing Committee deliberations of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation.

Both journalists were rushed to hospital where they died from injuries sustained from the accident. Police arrested the truck diver Santosh Moulik.

“The IFJ is deeply saddened by the deaths of these two individuals and we send our deepest condolences to their families,” said IFJ President Christopher Warren.

For further information, please contact Christopher Warren on +61 411 757 668
The IFJ represents over 500,000 journalists in more than 100 countries

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