12 people were killed after a speeding mini-bus hit a container in the early hours of Sunday on Samruddhi Expressway in Maharashtra’s Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar district.
Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar: At least 12 people were killed and as many as 23 others sustained injuries in a road mishap on Samruddhi Expressway in Maharashtra ‘s Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar district in the early hours of Sunday. According to the police the mishap happened after a speeding mini-bus hit a container on the expressway. 35 passengers were in the the private bus at the time of the accident, PTI reported citing officials.
VIDEO | 12 killed, several injured after a mini-bus collided with a container on Samruddhi Expressway in Maharashtra earlier today.
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The dreadful incident took place at around 12:30 am in the Vaijapur area of the expressway, which is approximately 350 km from Mumbai. Police officials said that the bus driver lost control of the vehicle, leading to the rear-end collision with the container.
The accident claimed the lives of twelve passengers, including five men, six women, and a minor girl. The police reported that 23 other individuals sustained injuries and were subsequently admitted to a government hospital.
(Note: This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.)