12 passengers lifeless as bus plunges into gorge on Mumbai-Pune freeway

Raigad:At the very least 12 passengers had been killed and 28 others injured when a non-public bus plunged right into a gorge on the Mumbai-Pune freeway on Saturday, officers stated right here.

The accident occurred at round 4 a.m. on the Pune-Mumbai arm of the freeway and the bus reportedly fell into the ravine at the least 50 meters beneath, close to the treacherous Borghat stretch.

At that early hour, there was restricted site visitors on the freeway however some folks managed to hurry to the accident spot, summoned the Raigad Police, Fireplace Brigade and native trekkers teams for assist.

An enormous rescue operation was instantly launched with ropes and climbers happening to assist the victims beneath, numbering round 40-45 together with the bus driver, stated the locals.

In response to the district authorities, the injured individuals had been rushed to the Khopoli Civil Hospital and the Jakotia Hospital, and the non-public MGM Hospital in Navi Mumbai for therapy.

A Raigad Police official stated {that a} majority of the passengers had been members of the Baji Prabhu Music Group, Goregaon, and had been returning residence after acting at a programme in Pune on Friday.

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