Four passengers were killed after a truck rammed into an auto rickshaw in Maharashtra's Chandrapur city
Four passengers were killed after a truck rammed into an auto rickshaw in Maharashtra's Chandrapur city.
According to the police, three others were also injured due to the accident.
The truck was heading for Chandrapur from Ballarshah while the auto rickshaw, carrying seven passengers, was going in the opposite direction.
"The truck driver, who was under the influence of alcohol, has been taken into custody," a police official said.
As per the police official, the incident took place in Babupeth around 9 pm on Wednesday.
"While on a railway bridge, the truck driver lost control of the steering wheel and hit the rickshaw which was trying to avoid a pothole," the police official said.
As per the record, four passengers died on the spot, while three injured persons were rushed to the government hospital.
"The truck driver fled from the spot but was apprehended by Ramnagar police on Thursday morning," added the police official.
A case of rash driving was registered against the truck driver.
"Further investigation is on," the official said.
Meanwhile, one person was killed and four others were injured when a container hit a state transport bus on Mumbai-Agra national highway in Maharashtra's Nashik district on Thursday.
The bus belonging to the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) was on way to Chandwad from Sogras village when a container heading towards Nashik hit it from the rear side, a police official said.
The bus conductor, Bharat Sakharam Dalve (42), resident of Parbhani district, died on the spot while four passengers received injuries, he said.
The left rear side of the bus was damaged in the accident.
The container driver escaped from the spot, the police said.
After being alerted, local police reached the spot and took the injured persons to Chandwad sub-district hospital.
(with inputs from PTI)