Major landslide at Mumbai-Pune Expressway, 1 dead, 2 injured

Jul 19, 2015, 14:22 IST | Chaitraly Deshmukh

A sudden and unexpected landslide occured at the Mumbai-Pune Expressway near Khopoli leaving a person dead and two severely hurt; the incident has led to major traffic woes

One person died and two others were injured in a landslide that occured at the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Sunday.

Mumbai-Pune Expressway landslide

The incident took place around 12 pm noon near the Aadush tunnel in Khopoli.

Mumbai-Pune Expressway landslide

According to the police, "Big boulders fell on both sides of the road from a distance of 10 feet. A car passing by near the tunnel got stuck after the first boulder's fall with the second one almost crushing the vehicle. One person died on the spot while two are suffering from major injuries."

Mumbai-Pune Expressway landslide

They further added, "Traffic has been affected on both sides and is moving at a snail's pace. The road leading from Mumbai to Pune has been closed."

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