Palghar: 6 killed, scores hurt as bus falls into gorge

Thane/Nashik: Six passengers were killed and 30 others injured on Sunday when their bus fell into a gorge in Palghar, police said. The incident occurred at 2.45 pm in Torangan ghat between Mokhada and Trimbakeshwar villages, said Thane Region Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) chief Santosh Kadam.

The private bus had started from Nashik in north Maharashtra and was headed towards Gujarat, a Trimbakeshwar police station official said. The deceased were returning to Surat after taking darshan of Saibaba in Shirdi in Ahmednagar district, neighbouring Nashik. The official said the incident occurred due to failure of brakes of the bus. The injured have been admitted in health centres at Trimbakeshwar, Mokhada and Nashik, he said.

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