Pune: At least 12 injured in bus accident on Mumbai-Bengaluru highway near Bavdhan

Pune: At least 12 injured in bus accident on Mumbai-Bengaluru highway near Bavdhan

The injured people were admitted to a hospital

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Sunday, March 19, 2023, 01:18 PM IST
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Pune: 7 injured in bus accident on Mumbai-Bengaluru route near Bavdhan | ANI

At least 12 passengers were injured after a private bus fell off a small bridge in Pune city of Maharashtra, officials said on Sunday.

The accident took place on the Mumbai-Bengaluru highway in Bavdhan area around 11.30 pm on Saturday, they said.

The injured people were admitted to a hospital, officials claimed.

"The private bus travelling from Mumbai to Bengaluru fell off a small bridge, leaving 12 passengers injured," a fire brigade official said.

The driver of the bus lost control over the vehicle, due to which it fell off the bridge, police said.

A total of 36 passengers were travelling in the bus. Out of them, 12 suffered injuries and were admitted to a nearby private hospital, they said.

Bus accident in Pulwama

Earlier, on Saturday, several passengers were injured after a bus met with an accident in the Gori Pora area in J&K's Pulwama district.

Speaking to ANI, one of the passengers from Bihar said, "After Awantipura, the driver increased the speed of the bus and lost control of the vehicle, resulting in the accident. The driver ran away from the accident spot."

"Around 50-52 people were inside the bus at the time of the accident. Of them, 3-4 persons are critical and several more sustained injuries," he added.

Meanwhile, all of the injured were sent to the Pampore district hospital.

KSRTC bus rolls down slope in Idukki

On March 5, at least five persons were injured when a Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus rolled down a slope in the Idukki district, according to authorities.

The incident occurred in the Idukki district, near Neriyamangalam. According to reports, the injured were sent to a hospital in Neriyamangalam, Kerala.

As per reports, the KSRTC bus enroute from Thiruvananthapuram and bound for Munnar rolled down a hill in Villanchira village.

(With PTI & ANI inputs)

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