27 killed, many critical in Maharashtra bus mishap

There were 40 passengers in the bus at the time of the accident.

‘The bus was headed towards Ahmednagar,’ District disaster control officer Jaideep Visave said.
The injured are being rushed to hospitals at Murbad and Tokawade.

According to unconfirmed reports, the mishap occurred when driver of the bus lost control while negotiating a sharp turn.

‘The district headquarters got the message around 10.30 AM and a team comprising police personnel, medical attendants and rescue workers was rushed to the spot. The number of casualties is not known immediately as the spot of the mishap lies deep into the valley,’ Visave said.
Malshej Ghat is a famous picnic spot located in the Sahyadri mountain range, situated on the border of Thane and Ahmednagar districts.

Many ambulances were rushed to the spot for shifting the injured, police said.

Meanwhile, MSRTC GM (traffic) Suryakant Ambawdekar said erratic network coverage was hampering communication with officials at the spot.

Eleven killed as jeep falls into gorge

Dehradun: Eleven persons were killed and four injured when the vehicle they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge here. All eleven persons were killed on the spot when the vehicle fell into a 200-metre-deep gorge between Nada and Lakhamandal in Chakrata area of the district this afternoon, SSP Keval Khurana said. Four persons, including a woman, were injured in the mishap and have been admitted to Naugaon community health centre for treatment, he said. Two passengers jumped off the vehicle as it plunged into the ravine near Gedia bridge and were saved, he said.
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