In a road accident around 37 people were killed and seven were critically injured when a speeding Mumbai-bound private bus plunged into the Jagbudi River in Ratnagiri district on Tuesday morning.
It is said in news that the accident occurred at around 3:30 am near Khed when the driver of the bus was crossing the bus a steep turn and lost control over the vehicle.
Thereafter, the bus fell off the Jagbudi Bridge from a height of about 40 ft. the information was given to media by Khed police station in-charge Mahendra Singh Pardeshi.
It is said that the bus was completely damaged and was moving back from Goa when the accident occurred.
Talking to media, Mr. Pardeshi said, “Bodies of 37 passengers have been extricated so far and have been kept at the Khed municipal hospital, where the injured have also been admitted.”
He said that the deceased have not been identified yet.
Though, the rescue operations are going on full swing and the bus is being retrieved
Soon after the bus accident, traffic on the Mumbai-Goa Highway was disrupted for nearly four hours.
Further details awaited.