Three persons were killed when their autorickshaw collided with a tempo in the busy Vasant Vihar area of Thane this morning.
The deceased included two women passengers. The mishap occurred at around 10 am when a speeding tempo hit the autorickshaw at a turn.
The impact of the collision was so severe that the head of one of the victims was cut off, police said.
While the tempo driver fled soon after the accident, his vehicle has been seized.
The autorickshaw driver sustained injuries in the mishap and has been rushed to hospital, police added.
Photos: Katrina Kaif, Shamita Shetty at Mumbai airport
Photos: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt promote 'Badri...' on 'Dil Hai Hindustani'
In pictures: 15 facts about kissing that will surprise you
Photos: Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput at cafe in Bandra
Photos: Deepika Padukone, Neha Dhupia and Soha Ali Khan at event