17 killed, 30 injured in car accident near Panvel on Pune-Mumbai Expressway

Seventeen people were killed and around 30 others were injured near Panvel on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway this morning as three vehicles – two cars and a bus – fell into a ditch after the bus rammed one of the cars. The mishap took place at around 5.30 am, said Navi Mumbai police.

PTI June 05, 2016 10:36:02 IST
17 killed, 30 injured in car accident near Panvel on Pune-Mumbai Expressway

Mumbai: Seventeen people were killed and around 30 others were injured near Panvel on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway this morning as three vehicles – two cars and a bus – fell into a ditch after the bus rammed one of the cars. The mishap took place at around 5.30 am, said Navi Mumbai police.

According to the police, a car was standing on the road as it had a flat tyre, and MUV, was standing behind it. Passengers in the MUV had stopped to help those in the first car.

While the two vehicles had halted, a private tourist bus came from behind and rammed the MUV, which in turn rammed into the car. The three vehicles plunged into a 20 feet deep road-side ditch.

All the three vehicles were coming from Pune.

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