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15 die in accident on Mumbai-Pune expressway

Fifteen people belonging to a marriage party have been killed and three others injured when their jeep collided with a tanker on the Mumbai-Pune expressway on Sunday morning.

india Updated: May 04, 2008 11:37 IST

Fifteen people belonging to a marriage party were killed and three others injured when their jeep collided with a tanker on the Mumbai-Pune expressway on Sunday morning.

The jeep carrying the marriage party from Western Maharashtra's Satara district rammed into the tanker which was either stationary or had slowed down near Panvel, at around 0445 on Sunday morning, police said.

The jeep was moving towards Navi Mumbai's Vashi area for a wedding and all casualties are reported to be hailing from Chavneshwar village in Satara district, they said.

The deceased include two men, ten women and three children, they said, adding, the three injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital.