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Two killed as truck rams into overturned lorry on old Mumbai-Pune highway

A truck going from Pune towards Mumbai lost control and fell on its side following which the second truck, travelling from Mumbai to Pune, crashed into it.

pune Updated: Oct 08, 2017 23:35 IST
HT Correspondent
The police had to call for a crane and work for hours before the men who were stuck in the truck were rescued.
The police had to call for a crane and work for hours before the men who were stuck in the truck were rescued. (HT PHOTO)

Two men were killed in a collision between two trucks along the old Mumbai-Pune Highway in the early hours of Sunday morning. A truck going from Pune towards Mumbai lost control and fell on its side following which the second truck, travelling from Mumbai to Pune, rammed into it. The collision claimed the lives of two people travelling in the truck heading towards Mumbai.

The incident happened in Kamshet Khind area, under the jurisdiction of Kamshet police station of Pune rural police. The deceased were identified as Laqwedin Shahban Mahod Kaleem (24) and Feroz Shaikh (25), both residents of Vidhur district in Karnataka. The two people in the other truck were injured and rushed to a local hospital, according to the police. The injured were identified as Sriman Singh and Birendra Singh, added the police. The deceased were taken for post mortem to the rural government hospital in Kamshet, while the injured were taken to Mutha hospital. 

The truck which lost control and fell had MH 46 AL 1519 registration number plate while the other truck was registered as TS 06 UB 0664, according to the Kamshet police. 

The accident caused major traffic congestion in the area as the huge trucks blocked the road. The police had to call for a crane and work for hours before the men in the truck, which had fallen on the road, were pulled out. The roads were cleared in the morning after the trucks were taken away by the police. 

A case under section 304(a) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for causing death due to negligent driving was registered at Kamshet police station. Police sub inspector (PSI) CB Kamble is investigating the case.