Six persons were killed when a car collided with a state transport bus near a village on Mumbai-Goa Highway in Maharashtra’s Raigad district on Sunday morning, police said.
They were travelling from Mumbai to Mandangad in Ratnagiri district when the car collided head-on with the bus coming from the opposite direction close to Indapur village at around 7 am, Raigad police control room said.
The bus was going from Panaji to Mumbai.
In the accident, all five occupants of the car and one bus passenger died on the spot, police said.
The five occupants of the car were from the same family, they said.
Five of the deceased have been identified as - Swapnil Rajaram Tambe, Swati Swapnil Tambe, Rushabh Swapnil Tambe, Suryakant Tambe and Santosh Tambe (all car occupants).
The bus passenger who died in the mishap was yet to be identified, police said.
A case has been registered and further investigation is on, they added.