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Five killed, three hurt in road accident in Maharashtra

Five killed, three hurt in road accident in Maharashtra

Nashik: Five people were killed and three others injured in an accident involving a truck and a tempo in Maharashtra's Nashik district, police said on Sunday.

The mishap took place near Sinnar on Nashik-Pune highway, around 25 km from here, on Saturday evening when some locals were taking their cattle for grazing, an official at Sinnar police station said.

When the speeding truck's driver saw cows crossing the road, he applied sudden brakes, hitting a person who was taking his cattle for grazing, he said, adding that the victim died on the spot.

Meanwhile, as the truck stopped suddenly, a tempo moving behind collided with it from the rear side, killing two passengers each from both the vehicles, he said.

Three persons travelling in the tempo were also injured and admitted to a local hospital, he added.

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