Eight persons were killed and 12 others injured, some of them seriously in two separate road accidents on Thursday near Ghoti and Malegaon, the police said.
In the first mishap, six people, including a three-year-old boy, were killed on the spot and four others injured when the car in which they were travelling collided with a speeding truck on the Mumbai-Agra national highway, the police said. The victims hailed from Mumbai's Nallasopara and Parbhani district, the police said.
The accident took place on the busy and accident-prone Ghoti-Sinnar route, which serves as a bypass to the pilgrim centre of Shirdi, around 175 km from Nashik.
The deceased were identified as Sanjay Rathod, 35, Madhukar Chavan, 30, Sanjay Chavan, 35, his son Prithviraj Chavan, 3, Madan Bhansale, 50, and Gopal Borkar, 30. The injured, two women and two children, were admitted to Nashik civil hospital, the police added. In another accident on Malegaon-Manmad road, two persons were killed and 10 others injured when a luxury bus overturned there, the police added.