22 passengers injured after MSRTC bus driver suffers heart attack in Kolhapur district

Mumbai: A driver of a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus today suffered heart attack while driving in Kolhapur district, following which the bus veered, causing injuries to 22 passengers, police said.

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"The incident occurred near Navli village in Panhala tehsil. The driver Baburao Sawant lost control of the vehicle after the heart attack and the bus collided against a tree. He was killed, while 22 passengers were injured," police said.

"The injured persons were admitted to a hospital in Kolhapur while the driver was declared brought dead," a hospital official said.

PTI

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Updated Date: Feb 15, 2016 18:51:41 IST

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