ere 13 people lost their lives and four were severely injured after a passenger mini-bus tumbled into the Panchganga river at Kolhapur in western Maharashtra, the authorities informed the media. The minibus was, carrying the people was returning from Ganpatipule which is a picnic spot and is situated in the coastal area of Konkan. Three men, three women and seven children, including a nine-month baby, lost their lives in the accident. The bus was going through the Shivaji Bridge of Panchganga when the driver suddenly lost control of the vehicle, and it drove off the railing.
An onlooker informed the police about a terrible accident, and the fire brigade, along with the police rushed to the spot to rescue the people. As per the reports, a police officer in Kolhapur said that the massive accident took place nearly at 11:45 pm on the Shivaji Bridge when the driver lost his control over the vehicle. However, there is not much information have been revealed about the accident. It’s another accident took place in Maharashtra in a month, after a boat carrying 40 children capsized in the river. And the police have reported that the investigation to be done soon in this massive accident matter. As per the reports, the three were seriously injured and taken to the Chhatrapati Pramila Raje Civil Hospital for the treatment.
According to the locals, several are still missing, however, the reports claimed that the bus carried only 17 people out of which 12 have died in the accident that took place in Panchganga river at about midnight. It is a dreadful accident which has lost several lives in the midnight. And after listening about the bus accident in Kohlapur, several ministers along with Ashok Gehlot have expanded their prays to the people who were deceased and extended condolences to the families and friends of the sufferers.
Deeply saddened to hear about the tragic bus accident last night in #Kolhapur #Maharashtra. My condolences to their bereaved families & friends. May the survivors make full recovery & the deceased rest in peace. https://t.co/kPvAKptA10
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) January 27, 2018