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Maharashtra woman, 23, reverses car into 300-foot cliff, dies | Shocking video

Jun 18, 2024 01:37 PM IST

In the video, Shweta Survase is seen in the driver's seat while her friend Suraj Sanjau Mule records her.

A 23-year-old woman died after she reversed her car off a cliff and fell 300 feet into a gorge in Maharashtra's Chattrapati Sambhaji Nagar. The woman, Shweta Survase who reportedly did not know how to drive, was apparently recording videos for social media.

Shweta Survase was making reels at the Dutt Dham Temple hillock on her way to the Ellora caves. Her friend recorded as Survase was learning how to drive. (Screengrab)
Shweta Survase was making reels at the Dutt Dham Temple hillock on her way to the Ellora caves. Her friend recorded as Survase was learning how to drive. (Screengrab)

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A resident of Hanuman Nagar, Survase mistakenly pressed the accelerator instead of the brake while the Toyota Etios car was in reverse. This caused the car to move backward quickly and fall into the valley, Indian Express reported.

"Survase tried her hand at driving while her friend Shivraj Mule was shooting a video. She accidentally pressed the accelerator while the car was in reverse gear. The vehicle slid back, broke a crash barrier and plunged into the valley. It took an hour for rescuers to reach her and the vehicle. She was declared dead on arrival at a nearby hospital," the Khutabad police station official told news agency PTI.

The incident happened while the woman was making an Instagram reel. Her friend recorded as Survase was learning how to drive, Indian Express reported.

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In the video, Shweta Survase is seen in the driver's seat while her friend Suraj Sanjau Mule, 25, records her. On Monday, the two had travelled from Aurangabad to Sulibhanjan Hills.

The police told Indian Express that Shweta, who was not experienced in driving, had arrived at the open area near the cliff near the Dattadham temple in Shulibhanjan with her friend.

Around 2pm, Survase got into the car and started reversing slowly, NDTV reported. The video shows the car around 50 metres away from the cliff. However, as she continues to back up, the car speeds up, and her friend warns her to slow down. He shouts "clutch, clutch, clutch," as the car's engine revs. He tries to stop her, but the car falls off the cliff, killing Survase.

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