Maharashtra: 11 killed, 17 injured as mini-van collides with bus
Eleven people, including a five-year-old girl, were killed and 17 others injured when a vehicle collided head-on with a bus on Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway in Palghar in the wee hours on Monday, police said.india Updated: May 25, 2015 17:17 IST
Eleven people, including a five-year-old girl, were killed and 17 others injured when a mini-van crashed into a luxury bus on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway on Monday.
Police officials said six men and four women were also among the dead.
A family was travelling from Mumbai to Surat in a mini-van when its driver lost control and hit the divider. The vehicle then crossed to the other side of the road and collided with a private bus travelling from Gujarat to Mumbai, officials said.
The accident occurred at 4 am in Palghar district, police said.
Police are investigating whether the mini-van’s driver slept off at the wheel or whether the accident was caused by a mechanical error.
(With PTI inputs)