5 dead, 7 hurt in highway mishap near Satara
Victims from Vashi and Koparkhairane, all coming from one family, had set out for a vacation to Goa.
Victims from Vashi and Koparkhairane, all coming from one family, had actually set out for a vacation to Goa.
Five people died and seven others were injured in an accident on the Pune-Bangalore highway early on Saturday early morning near Satara, around 288 km from Mumbai.
The accident occurred around 4.30 a.m. when the driver of the minibus in which they were taking a trip nodded off at the wheel and the lorry fell from Tarali river overbridge into a 50- feet gorge.
3 of the deceased have actually been identified as Madhusudan Govindan Nair (42), his wife Usha Madhusudan Nair (40), their boy Aditya Madhusudan Nair (23)– all homeowners of Sector 16, Vashi– and Saajan Nair (35) and his three-year-old kid Aarav, both locals of sector 4 Koparkhairane.
The injured have actually been recognized as the driver of the minibus Rinku Saajan Gupta (30), Divya Mohan (30), Sijish Shivdasan (28), Deepa Nair (32), Dipti Mohan (28), Leela Mohan (35) and Archana Nair (25).
All 11 visitors, belonging to one household, left Navi Mumbai on Friday at 9 p.m. for a holiday in Goa. They stopped at Khopoli for dinner and then started the journey again.
On the outskirts of Umraj town in Satara after reaching Tarali river overbridge, the chauffeur dozed off and rammed onto the edge of the bridge and fell under the canyon. “The bridge is a two-lane bridge with a gap in between two lanes. After the car fell into the canyon, among the injured rang phone the authorities and we reached the area. The lorry was gotten with the aid of crane,” said Superintendent of Cops, Highway Safety Patrol, Pune, Sanjay Jadhav.
While the hurt are being dealt with at Satara civil medical facility, the bodies are at Karad civil hospital. The household, originally hailing from Kerala, was settled in Navi Mumbai given that years.
The driver, Mr. Gupta, has been booked by Umraj authorities for rash driving and causing death by negligence.
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