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Protesters block Mumbai-Goa highway after accident kills 25-year-old near Panvel

While the traffic was affected for some time, the local police, intervened and cleared the road in 30 minutes

mumbai Updated: Sep 08, 2017 15:05 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Police officers try to calm down the protesters.
Police officers try to calm down the protesters.(BACHCHAN KUMAR)

More than 100 people blocked the busy Mumbai-Goa highway near Panvel on Friday, after a road accident killed a 25-year-old woman.

While the traffic was affected for some time, the local police, intervened and cleared the road in 60 minutes.

The police said as the woman, who was riding a bike, stopped midway owing to the potholes near Panvel, a trailer crashed into the vehicle.

“Her upper part of her body was totally smashed in the accident. She died on the spot,” said a police officer from Panvel Taluka police station. “The situation was brought under control in an hour,” he said.