At least 10 passengers killed and several injured after a bus and a truck crashed on Nashik-Shirdi route on Friday. The bus was carrying about 45 passengers when it left for Shirdi.
17 injured people have reportedly been transported to Sinnar’s Yashwant Hospital and Sinnar Rural Hospital, according to the Wavi police. The number of dead may increase, according to reports, considering that several of the injured were said to be in serious condition. Early reports indicated that a father, two young boys, and seven ladies were among the casualties.
The chief minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde, expressed regret over the tragedy and gave each survivor’s family a financial gift of Rs. 5 lakh.
The death toll may increase as the condition of some of the injured was said to be critical, officials said. As per preliminary reports, the deceased included seven women, two small boys and a man.
Shinde spoke to the Nashik divisional commissioner and asked him to shift the injured immediately to Nashik and Shirdi for treatment and also conduct an inquiry into the causes of the accident, it added.
Last month, a mother-son duo was killed when a speeding SUV hit their motorcycle on Sinnar-Shirdi road. The incident occurred when the woman (70) and her son (36) were headed towards Wavi in Sinnar taluka.
The SUV rammed into their motorcycle from behind killing the duo on the spot, an official said. The deceased were residents of Panchvati area in Nashik city.