11 Saibaba devotees hurt as car knocks them down

Sai Baba

Eleven devotees were injured when they were knocked down by a vehicle on the Mumbai-Shirdi road, police said today.

While a group of devotees from Mumbai was walking towards Shirdi to visit the Saibaba temple yesterday, a four-wheeler hit them following which 11 of them sustained injuries, police said.

Later, the other group members chased the vehicle and nabbed the driver and handed him to Kopargaon police.

The injured were admitted to Sri Saibaba superspeciality hospital, police said adding that some of them suffered fractures. Social worker Sanjay Kale demanded that a special route should be there for devotees, who come walking on roads in large numbers carrying their religious palanquins to Shirdi.

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