INDIA: At least 12 people lost their lives and 24 others were injured after a bus caught fire in Maharashtra’s Nashik on Friday night. Injured people have been taken to hospital, as per the police.
As per the reports, the truck was overloaded with diesel and thus exploded repulsively.
The incident resulted in 12 deaths and 30 critical injuries. Mumbai Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to each family, whereas PM Modi has assured to bear the entire amount of the treatment.
Deputy Commissioner of Police for Nashik, Amol Tambe, said, “Most of those killed were passengers of the bus, a sleeper coach. The injured have been shifted to the hospital for treatment.”
Nashik Municipal Commissioner Chandrakant Pulkundwar confirmed, “The accident took place at around 5.20 am. This bus rammed into the truck, whose diesel tank exploded and caught fire. Most of the people on the bus were sleeping. We have found 10 dead bodies and the remains of another, which is why we presume that 11 people have died so far. Of those injured, two people are in serious condition and have been admitted to the ICU of a local hospital.”
Guardian Minister Dada Bhuse previously confirmed, “10 people died & 21 were injured after a bus coming from Yavatmal to Mumbai collided with a truck going to Pune from Nashik. All injuries are being treated in Nashik. The Government will bear all medical expenses of the injured.”
Meanwhile, the number of deaths has increased, suffering from criticality.
As per reports, the incident broke out in the Kailash Nagar area on Aurangabad Road, as a private bus of Chintamani Travels was heading towards Mumbai from Yavatmal.
It is predicted that heavy rainfall was the reason for the accident because the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a “yellow” alert in Mumbai because of its constant rainfall.