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11 killed in car crash in rain on Mumbai-Goa highway

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, June 25, 2013
First Published: 03:05 IST(25/6/2013) | Last Updated: 03:07 IST(25/6/2013)

Ten members of a family from Malad, three of them children, and their driver were killed in a collision with a sand-laden truck in blinding rain around midnight on Sunday on the Mumbai-Goa highway, witness to horrific accidents every monsoon.

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Police said the Chavan family was returning from Sangam-eshwar, after meeting a prospective bride for the younger son, when their Toyota Qualis, carrying 12 people, collided with the  dumper-truck at Dabhil village in Ratnagiri district.

A neighbour of the Chavans was pulled out alive from the wreckage, but in a critical condition.


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