Bus Carrying University Employees Skids Off Mumbai-Goa Highway, 20 Dead
Twenty employees of an agricultural university in Maharashtra were killed when a bus they were travelling in skidded off a mountain stretch on the Mumbai-Goa highway this morning. The police said eight bodies have been recovered from the accident site in Maharashtra’s Raigad district.
A total of 34 people were on the bus, the police said. The vehicle fell 500 feet down the mountain, news agency IANS reported. More casualties are feared.
State minister Vinod Tawde tweeted he has asked officials to go to the accident site and start rescue operations immediately.
The stretch of the highway in the Western Ghats where the accident happened had been receiving heavy rain for the past few days.