Women, children among 33 injured after pick-up van carrying marriage party overturns in Maharashtra's Dahanu
The incident occurred on Friday evening near Sarani Road in Dahanu tehsil in the Palghar district of Maharashtra, a Kasa police station officer said
Palghar: At least 33 members of a marriage party were injured, some of them seriously, when the pick-up van they were travelling in overturned in Dahanu tehsil in Palghar district of Maharashtra, police said on Saturday.
The incident occurred on Friday evening near Sarani Road, a Kasa police station officer said, adding that the injured included women and children.
A medical officer at Kasa public health centre (PHC) said at least half a dozen injured persons, including children, were shifted to Thane civil hospital and to a hospital at Vapi city in neighbouring Gujarat.
The driver of the van is on the run, the police officer added.
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