Pune, September 12: In a tragic road incident in Maharashtra, at least six people died and several others were injured on Pune-Bangalore National Highway on Thursday. According to a tweet by ANI, nearly ten people have sustained injuries. As soon as the incident was reported, police rushed to the spot to take a stock of the situation. The front portion of the travel bus was completely damaged after it was hit by a truck.
The incident happened at about 6 am in the morning. According to details by Pune division’s State Highway Superintendent, Milind Mohite, the ghastly road accident took place after a collision between two buses near Satara on Pune-Bangalore National Highway on Thursday morning.
Here's the tweet:
Pune division’s State Highway Superintendent, Milind Mohite: Five people have died and 10 have sustained injuries after a collision between two buses near Satara on Pune-Bangalore National Highway, earlier today. #Maharashtra
— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2019
In the last week, a similar incident was reported from the Mumbai-Kochi National Highway where three people lost their lives. According to a report by TOI, 10 students including two boys had rented out a self-drive SUV car and had come to Mangaluru on Saturday on project work. The incident took place when they were returning to Manipal from Mangaluru.
In August, at least 15 people lost their lives and 35 were injured after a bus collided with a canter truck near Nimgul village in Dhule region of Maharashtra. Locals rushed to the spot on hearing about the accident and pulled some of the passengers from the bus.