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Mumbai-Nagpur Bus Fire: 26 charred to death after bus catches fire on Samruddhi Expressway

Mumbai-Nagpur Bus Fire: In a tragic incident on late Friday night in Buldhana district of Maharashtra, an AC bus on the Samruddhi Expressway near Raja town in Sindkhed caught fire and turned into ashes. The bus, carrying 25 passengers, including driver, was going to Pune from Nagpur. Buldhana SP Sunil Kadasen said that the incident […]

Edited By : Divya Richa | Updated: Jul 1, 2023 10:11 IST
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Mumbai-Nagpur Bus Fire

Mumbai-Nagpur Bus Fire: In a tragic incident on late Friday night in Buldhana district of Maharashtra, an AC bus on the Samruddhi Expressway near Raja town in Sindkhed caught fire and turned into ashes. The bus, carrying 25 passengers, including driver, was going to Pune from Nagpur.

Buldhana SP Sunil Kadasen said that the incident took place late on Friday at around 2 pm. There were a total of 33 people in the bus. Out of which 25 passengers died. While 8 people have been injured. The injured are being admitted to Buldhana Civil Hospital. The driver of the bus is safe.

Bus overturns after tyre burst

The bus driver told the police that he was taking passengers from Yavatmal to Pune. The bus overturned after a sudden tire burst on the Samruddhi Expressway, causing the bus to catch fire. The accident happened when most of the passengers were sleeping. They didn’t even get a chance to leave.

Buldhana Deputy SP Baburao Mahamuni said that the fire brigade has brought the fire under control. 25 bodies have been removed from the bus. The dead bodies have been sent for postmortem. Traffic on the expressway was affected due to the accident. The traffic police has restarted the expressway.

PM Modi “deeply saddened” by the tragic bus accident in Maharashtra’s Buldhana, announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs each to the next of kin of the deceased and financial assistance of Rs 50,000 each to those injured.

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis will visit the accident site and meet the injured in hospital on Saturday.

First published on: Jul 01, 2023 10:11 AM IST

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