Five Muslims die in accident in Canada

26 July 2006 - Yukon Territory: Five Canadian Muslims of Indian and Pakistani origin, belonging to a local Tableeghi Jamaat, died in an accident in Yukon Territory, police sources said here on Wednesday morning.

The accident occurred on a lonely stretch of the Dempster Highway when a vehicle went off the road. Another person traveling in the vehicle suffered serious injuries. His name was not disclosed by police.

Those who died were identified as Naoman Sidat, 56, and Mohammad Saeed, 33, of Toronto, Mohammad Pathan, 65, of North York, Azmat Shaikh, 38, of Markham, and Khalid Malik of White Horse.

Four of the dead were from India and one from Pakistan.