10 killed as luxury bus enroute Shirdi collides with truck on highway

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NASHIK: At least 10 people, including seven women, were killed and several others were injured after a bus collided with a truck on the Sinnar-Shirdi highway, police informed on Friday. The luxury bus with 50 passengers was on its way to Shirdi.

According to the Wavi Police, the accident occurred near Pathare village in Nashik. “Ten people, including seven women, lost their lives whereas several others who suffered serious injuries have been shifted to the Sinnar Rural Hospital and a private hospital in Sinnar”, the police said.

Police further said that the bus had departed from Ambernath in Thane district and was carrying around 50 people to Shirdi.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the family of the deceased. Shinde also ordered the authorities to conduct an investigation into the incident. (ANI)

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