8 dead, 10 injured in road accident near Pune-Nashik highway

The bus was heading for Pune from Trimbakeshwar in Nashik district, Narayangaon police said.

Injured passengers were being treated at nearby hospitals. The bus was coming from Triambakeshwar to Pune when due to heavy rainfall, the driver couldn’t see a hauled truck. Meanwhile, around 15 others were injured in an accident involving a container, a auto, a MSRTC bus and a motorcycle near Shindewadi on Pune-Satara Highway on Sunday evening. “Local residents volunteered to help clear the traffic along the highway”.

A auto returning to Dhule from Ahmednagar collided with a van and seconds later a motorcyle and a bus of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) crashed into the accident spot yesterday, said Dr Rahul Khade, Deputy Superintendent of Police. According to police sources, nine people were killed. The accident took place around 1:45 a.m. amidst heavy rain on Monday. The incident happened in the jurisdiction of Narayangaon police. It was parked near the divider on Pune-Nashik highway. There were 32 people on board, of which 16 were injured. “Six passengers escaped with minor injuries”, said an officer from Narayangoan police station.

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