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Bus overturns on Mumbai-Pune Expressway, 20 injured

The police said the bus was going towards Pune from Mumbai. As it was crossing a curve near Khandala, it toppled on the road

mumbai Updated: May 16, 2017 15:52 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Hindustan Times
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The police said the bus was going towards Pune from Mumbai.(HT FILE)

At least 20 people suffered injuries after a luxury bus they were travelling in overturned on Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Tuesday. The accident took place near Khandala around 12.30pm.

The police said the bus was going towards Pune from Mumbai. As it was crossing a curve near Khandala, it toppled on the road. The bus was packed with passengers when the accident took place, the police said.

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“It is not clear how the accident took place. Some of the injured have been admitted to a local hospital near Lonavala, while some others have been rushed to Pune,” said a police officer from Lonavala city police station.

“Most of the injured are believed to be from Mumbai. Many of them are yet to be identified,” he said.

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First Published: May 16, 2017 14:59 IST