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13 killed, 23 injured in truck-bus collision in Maharashtra’s Dhule

The accident took place in Nimgul village of Dhule at around 10:30pm on Sunday as the bus was heading towards Shahada.

india Updated: Aug 19, 2019 09:52 IST
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A container truck collided with a state transport bus coming from the opposite direction in Maharashtra’s Dhule district on Monday.
A container truck collided with a state transport bus coming from the opposite direction in Maharashtra’s Dhule district on Monday. (ANI Photo )
         

At least 13 people were killed and 23 injured when a truck collided with a state-run bus in Dhule of Maharashtra late on Sunday, police said.

The accident took place in Nimgul village of Dhule at around 10:30pm on Sunday as the bus was heading towards Shahada.

“The truck came speeding towards the bus and ran through almost the entire length of the bus. Eleven people were killed on the spot and 25 were injured,” said senior police inspector Hemant Patil of Dondaicha police station of Dhule police.

“However, two of the 25 injured died in Dhule. The deceased were taken to Dondaicha primary health centre for post-mortem and the injured were rushed to Dhule,” he said.

Among the 23 injured, two are critical while others are undergoing tests and treatment at Dhule.

A case has been registered at Dondaicha police station of Shirpur division of Dhule police.

First Published: Aug 19, 2019 08:50 IST

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