Maharashtra: 10 Killed. 28 Injured after Container Allegedly Struck Several Vehicles
According to Police in Maharashtra's Dhule district, a container allegedly struck several vehicles, resulting in ten fatalities and 28 injuries.
MUMBAI: On the Mumbai-Agra Highway, a container struck numerous vehicles before flipping over, according to the Maharashtra Highway Police. The incident happened in the Shirpur taluka of the Dhule district's Palasner district, which is close to the Madhya Pradesh border on Tuesday.
There have apparently been over ten fatalities and 28 injuries. Seven deaths were first reported, but further reports suggested that number could increase.
On the Mumbai-Agra highway in Dhule, which is more than 300 miles from the state capital, the accident, according to police officials, occurred at around 10.45 am close to the Palasner village.
According to reports, the truck's brakes failed, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Then, from the rear, it struck a car, a container, two motorcycles, and two more vehicles.
The vehicle, according to sources, was travelling from Madhya Pradesh to Dhule. Some of the casualties were people waiting for a bus at the stop, he claimed. The police were called and dispatched as soon as the accident occurred. According to the police, the injured people were taken urgently to hospitals in Shirpur and Dhule.
On the other hand, at least 40 people suffered severe injuries in a huge accident that involved a bus on Tuesday morning in Chapar, Assam's Dhubri district. The passenger bus with the registration number "AS 25 BC 1860" lost control and collided with a tree by the side of the road on National Highway No. 17 close to Haitpota hamlet.
According to sources, the bus was travelling at a high speed when the driver lost control and struck the roadside tree because of the heavy rain. Fortunately, no fatalities were recorded at the time this report was submitted.