In the wee hours of Wednesday, a luxury bus rammed into a Petroleum container killing atleast 7 passengers including the driver of the bus while a four wheeler behind the bus too rammed into it leading to oil spill and severe fire on the Mumbai Ahmedabad Highway near Varai phata.
The Bharat Petroleum container (MH 43 U 9201) was moving towards Gujarat and the driver halted the bus due to breakdown when the luxury double decker bus rammed into it killing the driver of the bus and other 6 persons on the spot. While, a four wheeler behind the bus too caught fire and the mangled remains of the bus and the car were shifted with the help of fire brigade and the Thane Rural police.
"The luxury bus driver did not notice the stationary bus and rammed into it the bus and car has beeb completely charred and the numbers of both the vehicles still haven't been ascertained" said a police official.
The driver of the Petroleum company is missing and we are trying to contact the family members of the deceased and have shifted the injured at Rural Hospital near Charoti, said Meghana Burande, Incharge, Manor police station.
After the accident heavy traffiv jam led to major problems as the vehicles were diverted from the Wada-Bhiwandi road after the Thane rural police shut the road towards Gujarat.