27 dead as bus plunges into valley in Maharashtra

Fri Jan 03 2014, 12:01 hrs
Meanwhile, MSRTC GM (traffic) Suryakant Ambawdekar said erratic network coverage was hampering communication with officials at the spot. "As per initial information available with me, a truck collided with the bus knocking it off into the valley," he said. (IE Photo:Deepak Joshi)
Meanwhile, MSRTC GM (traffic) Suryakant Ambawdekar said erratic network coverage was hampering communication with officials at the spot. "As per initial information available with me, a truck collided with the bus knocking it off into the valley," he said. (IE Photo:Deepak Joshi)
Malshej Ghat is a famous picnic spot located in the Sahyadri mountain range, situated on the border of Thane and Ahmednagar districts. Many ambulances were rushed to the spot for shifting the injured, police said. (IE Photo:Deepak Joshi)
Malshej Ghat is a famous picnic spot located in the Sahyadri mountain range, situated on the border of Thane and Ahmednagar districts. Many ambulances were rushed to the spot for shifting the injured, police said. (IE Photo:Deepak Joshi)
"The district headquarters got the message around 10.30 AM and a team comprising police personnel, medical attendants and rescue workers was rushed to the spot. The number of casualties is not known immediately as the spot of the mishap lies deep into the valley," Visave said. (IE Photo:Deepak Joshi)
"The district headquarters got the message around 10.30 AM and a team comprising police personnel, medical attendants and rescue workers was rushed to the spot. The number of casualties is not known immediately as the spot of the mishap lies deep into the valley," Visave said. (IE Photo:Deepak Joshi)
"The bus was headed towards Ahmednagar," District Disaster Control Officer Jaideep Visave said. The injured are being rushed to hospitals at Murbad and Tokawade. According to unconfirmed reports, the mishap occurred when driver of the bus lost control while negotiating a sharp turn. (IE Photo:Deepak Joshi)
"The bus was headed towards Ahmednagar," District Disaster Control Officer Jaideep Visave said. The injured are being rushed to hospitals at Murbad and Tokawade. According to unconfirmed reports, the mishap occurred when driver of the bus lost control while negotiating a sharp turn. (IE Photo:Deepak Joshi)
According to reports at least 27 persons were killed and several others injured when a Maharashtra state transport bus fell into a deep valley at Tokawade in Malshej Ghat, around 154 kms from here,on Thursday(January 2). There were 40 passengers in the bus at the time of the accident. (IE Photo:Deepak Joshi)
According to reports at least 27 persons were killed and several others injured when a Maharashtra state transport bus fell into a deep valley at Tokawade in Malshej Ghat, around 154 kms from here,on Thursday(January 2). There were 40 passengers in the bus at the time of the accident. (IE Photo:Deepak Joshi)

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