3 killed in tragic road accident on Mumbai-Pune expressway

Shocking footage surfaced on Saturday morning that showed a Hyundai hatchback, carrying a family of three, pulverised, as it got caught between two trucks, and later burst into flames. All three passengers, including a 4-year-old child, died on the spot. According to preliminary reports, it all happened when a container truck lost control, the visuals of which were captured by the rear camera of another truck that was in front of the Hyundai. The driver of the car suffered grievous injuries and was hospitalised. The man who was driving the container, which turned turtle, was rescued by the patrol team of the Highway Police and hospitalised. About 1.05 lakh people have died in road accidents in the past one year across India, according to the government.

The country accounts for the highest number of such incidents -- 4.5 lakh -- globally every year, with more than 4.5 lakh people being crippled and resulting in losses accounting up to 3.14 per cent of the GDP, the World Bank said in a report released earlier this year

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