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One dead, four injured after car hits electric pole on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Mumbai city news: According to the police, the driver lost control of the car near Khalapur around 10:30am, and hit the electric pole.

mumbai Updated: Jul 17, 2017 09:42 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
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One man died while four others were injured after the car they were travelling in hit an electric pole on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Saturday.

According to the police, the car was coming from Dapoli in Ratnagiri district to Mumbai. As it was crossing the Khalapur around 10.30 am, the driver lost control over the vehicle and hit the electric pole along the road.

“Five people were travelling in the car and all of them suffered injuries in the accident. A 60-year-old man, Idayit Kasamulla, suffered grievous injuries on his head and other parts of his body. He died on the way to the hospital. The others have been admitted to MGM hospital in Kamothe,” said a police officer from Khalapur police station.

The reason behind the accident is still not clear. The police suspect that the driver fell asleep while driving as he has been driving for a long time.