13 Dead, 2 Injured After Bus Falls Into River In Maharashtra's Kolhapur

The police and the fire brigade were alerted by some onlookers.

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13 Dead, 2 Injured After Bus Falls Into River In Maharashtra's Kolhapur

The accident took place at around 11:45 pm on Shivaji Bridge when the driver lost control.


Mumbai: 

Highlights

  1. Bus fell into Panchganga river at Kolhapur in Western Maharashtra
  2. Accident took place at around 11:45 pm on Shivaji Bridge
  3. The bus was travelling from Ganpatipule to Pune
At least 13 people were killed and two injured when a bus carrying 16 passengers fell into the Panchganga River at Kolhapur in Western Maharashtra last night, the police said.

The accident took place at around 11:45 pm on the Shivaji Bridge when the driver lost control of the vehicle while travelling from Ganpatipule to Pune, a police officer in Kolhapur, over 300 km from Mumbai, said.

The deceased include three men, three women and seven children, including a nine month baby, he said.

The police and the fire brigade were alerted by some onlookers following which a search and rescue operation was launched, he said.

Eleven people died on the spot and out of 3 who were seriously injured, one died later.

Body of a child was found later.

With Inputs from PTI


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