Three dead as SUV rams into truck

Published: May 20, 2019, 11:16 IST | mid-day online desk

Three passengers died on the spot, two others, including the driver, sustained serious injuries and are admitted in a hospital in Shirval village

Three dead as SUV rams into truck
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Three people were killed and two others severely injured on Sunday when the SUV they were travelling in rammed into a truck in Satara district of Maharashtra, police said. According to an officer, the mishap occurred at around 9.30 am near Khambatki ghat adjacent to Khandala village, over 260 kms.

The SUV carrying five passengers was heading to Borivli from the Konkan region when it hit the truck from behind, the officer added. While three of the five passengers died on the spot, two others, including the driver, sustained serious injuries and are admitted in a hospital in Shirval village. The police have registered a case of accidental death.

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One dead, one injured as truck rams into car

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