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5 killed, 40 injured in bus accident on old Pune-Mumbai highway in Maharashtra

The driver of a bus lost control of the vehicle after which it met with an accident in Maharashtra. The accident was reported from Pune-Mumbai highway. The accident has claimed five lives, while 40 others have been injured.

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New Delhi Updated on: November 04, 2019 12:03 IST
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4 dead in bus accident at Pune-Mumbai highway in Maharashtra 

At least five people were killed and 40 others injured when a private bus fell into a valley on old Mumbai-Pune highway in Maharashtra early Monday morning, police said.

The mishap took place near the Amrutanjan bridge-tunnel around 5 am when the luxury bus, carrying nearly 47 passengers, was on way to Mumbai from Karad in Satara district, Khopoli police station's senior inspector Dhanaji Kshirsagar said.

The driver apparently lost control over the wheels following which the bus overturned and fell into a 30 to 40 feet deep valley, he said.

"At least five people were killed and 40 others, including the bus driver, received injuries," he said.

The victims were returning from Karad after the Diwali vacations, he said.

The deceased were yet to be identified, he said, adding that the injured people were admitted to hospitals at Khalapur, Khopoli (in Raigad district), and Pune.

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