Nashik: At least eleven people were killed and several others suffered injuries after a bus carrying them caught fire in Maharashtra’s Nashik last night. The bus caught fire on Aurangabad road in Nashik after hitting a truck at around 5.15 am. Several passengers were trapped in the blazing vehicle, while others were seriously wounded.Also Read – Wipro Promotes Over 10,000 Employees; Hikes Their Salary Across Bands. Read IT Giant’s Big Announcements
“The incident occurred near my house. Heavy vehicles ply here. After the incident, the bus caught fire and people were burnt to death. We saw it but could not do anything. Fire Dept & Police came later,” An eye witness of Nashik bus-truck collision told news agency ANI. Also Read – China May Ban Alcohol Consumption For Government Officials: Report
Maharashtra | A luxury bus & a trailer truck collided with each other. A fire broke out due to the impact. 11 casualties so far. 30 people had started from Yavatmal & 19 people boarded the bus in the middle. They are being identified: Nashik Police Commissioner Jayant Naiknavare pic.twitter.com/xjljXPdM1K
— ANI (@ANI) October 8, 2022
Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has announced compensation of Rs.5 lakh each to the family members of those who died in the accident.
State minister Dada Bhuse said the government will bear the medical expenses of the wounded.
PM Narendra Modi too announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs from PMNRF to the next of kin of each of the deceased due to the bus fire in Nashik. The injured would be given Rs 50,000.