Three persons were killed today and 18 others injured in a road accident on Mumbai-Konkan Goa national highway, police said.
The mishap took place this morning near Sukhedi Khind village in Raigad district when a state transport bus carrying about fifty students from Vasantrao Naik College Mhasala, collided with a luxury bus, they said.
The students were going for a picnic to Matheran when the incident occured.
Two of the deceased have been identified as Rajiv Ghadge (ST bus driver) and Shakeel Shahjan (college professor), police said.
All injured, comprising nine students and other passengers on board luxury bus proceeding to Mahabaleshwar, have bee shifted to Sion hospital in Mumbai, they added.