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Bus Catches Fire in Maharashtra's Nashik, Leaving 11 Dead and 38 Injured

Of the people who embraced death in the accident, most of them were passengers of the sleeper coach.

Bus Catches Fire in Maharashtras Nashik, Leaving 11 Dead and 38 Injured

Sentinel Digital Desk

MAHARASHTRA: A tragic incident swept the streets of Nashik in Maharashtra. A bus caught fire on Saturday morning, which led to the death of eleven people. Along with it, 38 other people were injured. The bus hit a diesel tanker truck and consequently caught fire.

According to reports, the bus was travelling through the Aurangabad road in Nashik when it hit the truck.

Of the people who embraced death in the accident, most of them were passengers of the sleeper coach.

Authorities shifted the injured to a hospital and they are currently undergoing treatment.

The police have registered a case regarding the incident. They have also started their investigation in order to ascertain how the fire actually took place.

According to statements by locals, the incident occurred at around 5:15 am.

The government of Maharashtra announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the family members of the deceased.

The government also asserted that they will bear all the medical expenses of the injured.

Other similar incidents that happened in the state in recent times include two blasts that occurred inside two parked buses at Domail in Udhampur on the 28th of September. Two persons were injured and taken to the District Hospital. Reports stated that the buses were parked at a filling station in Domel.

On September 12, a school bus which had four students, some staff and a driver onboard, caught fire in the Khargar area of Maharashtra's Navi Mumbai. No causalities occurred as firefighters reached the place on time.

On October 1 a civic transport bus in Nalasopara of the Palghar district of Maharashtra caught fire. The 16 passengers who were on board managed to escape from the bus safely. The bus which caught fire belonged to the Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation. Fire personnel reached the place of the incident on time and doused the fire.

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