Maharashtra: 12 Dead, 23 Injured In A Tragic Mini Bus Accident On Samruddhi Expressway

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Maharashtra: 12 Dead, 23 Injured In A Tragic Mini Bus Accident On Samruddhi Expressway

In the early hours of Sunday, a speeding minibus struck a container on the Samruddhi Expressway in Maharashtra’s Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar district, formerly known as Aurangabad. The accident caused about 12 fatalities and left about 23 people injured, according to authorities. 

Tragic Mini Bus Accident On Samruddhi Expressway

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A speeding mini bus hit a container on Maharashtra’s Samruddhi Expressway on Sunday. According to an official speaking to news agency PTI, the private mini bus was carrying 35 passengers. 

Around 12.30 am, the accident occurred in the Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar district’s Vaijapur region of the expressway. It is around 350 miles away from Mumbai. According to sources, the wheels spun out of the bus driver’s control. The official said that as the driver lost control over the bus, it went on to hit the container on the rear side. 

The 12 people who died in this tragic accident include six women, five men, and one minor girl. The remaining 23 received serious injuries and were immediately admitted to a nearby government hospital. 

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Bus Got Crushed

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The accident on the Samruddhi Expressway was so bad that after hitting the container, the bus was crushed due to the impact. Not only that, the seats in the bus, the belongings of the passengers in the bus, and children’s toys all fell on the road. Everything went awry.

This bus was coming from Maharashtra’s Buldhana. The private mini bus was carrying pilgrims who had gone for a temple visit.

As soon as they got information about the accident, the villagers rushed to the spot. They started the relief work. After that, the police entered the scene. The police began their investigation while the relief work also began on the other hand.

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We pray for the deceased and also wish the injured a speedy recovery.

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