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Mumbai-Nagpur bus fire: CM Eknath Shinde, deputy Fadnavis reaches at accident site

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Sinde and his deputy Devendra Fadnavis reached the accident site on the Samruddhi Mahamarg expressway.  In a tragic incident, late Friday night in the 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 […]

Edited By : Aditya Singh | Updated: Jul 1, 2023 13:39 IST
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Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Sinde and his deputy Devendra Fadnavis reached the accident site on the Samruddhi Mahamarg expressway. 

In a tragic incident, late Friday night in the 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 on 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.

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

First published on: Jul 01, 2023 01:39 PM IST

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