Speeding tanker kills six as it smashes into Tempo Traveller, car on Nagar roadpune Updated: Jul 02, 2017 23:26 IST
The Lonikand police officials said the deceased were returning to Pune after attending a wedding at Sonai near Shani Shingnapur.(HT PHOTO)
Six persons, all of them from Pune, died, while seven others were injured after a water tanker rammed into a Tempo Traveler and a car near Lonikand on the Pune-Ahmednagar road on Sunday.
According to police officials, the accident occurred at around 7:30 pm when the water tanker, going towards Ahmednagar, first crossed the median and hit a Tempo Traveler first, killing six persons. It then also hit a car. The Lonikand police officials said the deceased were returning to Pune after attending a wedding at Sonai near Shani Shingnapur.
“While coming back to Pune in the Tempo Traveler, the speeding tanker hit their vehicle. All the victims died on the spot,” said Sarjerao Patil, Inspector, Lonikand Police station. So high was the impact of collision that the car involved in the accident was completely damaged, while the Tempo Traveler overturned. The two persons travelling in the car sustained severe injuries, said Santosh Kulthe, constable at Lonikand police station.
The deceased have been identified as Vaibhav Mane, 27, Mahesh Pawar, 28, Nupur Sahu, 26, Nikhil Jadhav, 26, Akshay Dabhade, 28 and Vishal Chavan, 29. All the injured were shifted to Imax and Lifeline hospital at Wagholi.
One of the injured persons Suresh Gaikwad said, all the victims were returning to Pune after attending the wedding of their colleague. “We saw this water tanker crossing the road divider and hitting our vehicle,” said Gaikwad.