Six passengers were killed and 30 others were injured after the bus they were travelling in fell into a gorge in Maharashtra's Palghar district on Sunday, police said. According to Thane Region Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) chief Santosh Kadam, the incident was reported between Mokhada and Trimbakeshwar villages in Torangan, at nearly 2:45 pm.
The private bus had started from Nashik in north Maharashtra and was headed towards Gujarat, a Trimbakeshwar police station official said.
The deceased were returning to Surat after taking darshan of Saibaba in Shirdi in Ahmednagar district, neighbouring Nashik. The official said the incident occurred due to failure of brakes of the bus.
The injured have been admitted in health centres at Trimbakeshwar, Mokhada and Nashik, he said.