Maharashtra bus accident: 32 killed as tourist bus falls off bridge

In a Maharashtra bus accident around 32 people were killed and 15 are critically injured when a tourist bus, travelling from Hyderabad to Shirdi, fell off a bridge on Friday night.

It is said in reports that number of dead people may be higher.

Further, talking to media, officials said that the private bus was crossing from a narrow road and fell off a bridge at Solapur in Maharashtra.

Most of the killed tourists were from Hyderabad were returning after a pilgrimage to Shirdi Saibaba Temple in Ahmednagar district. Police told media that accident took place at 2:40 am.

However, those injured were soon rushed to the Osmanabad and Solapur civic hospitals.

Commissioner of Information and Public Relations R V Chandravadan said, “A team of medical and government officials from Andhra Pradesh has left for the spot to help the injured and make arrangements to coordinate with the Maharashtra state officials.”

Meanwhile, the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has showed grief over the bus accident and has ordered the Chief Secretary Pankaj Dwivedi to help those injured.

Ambulances are being directed to shift the injured to hospitals and dead people to Hyderabad after post-mortem. The Maharashtra government has set up two help-lines for enquiries: 02472 222900, 02472 222700.

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