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Thane-Ahmednagar ST bus falls into Malshej Ghat; 35 dead, 3 seriously injured

Thursday, 2 January 2014 - 12:48pm IST Updated: Thursday, 2 January 2014 - 4:57pm IST | Agency: dna

On Thursday morning an ST bus which moved from Thane and was heading to Ahmednagar met with an accident as the bus driver was overtaking a tempo and fell into the valley near Malshej Ghat around 10.30am.

There were more than 40 passengers in the bus and it is said that more than 35 people are dead.

Three are seriously injured and the injured passengers have been moved to hospitals in Kalyan, Murbad and Tokawade. And the remaining injured passengers will be brought to Thane civil hospital for the treatment.

The bus was crossing Arnala and was heading towards Aale fata, where the Malshej Ghat comes.

The tempo driver has been arrested .

An official from state transport (ST) on conditions of anonymity said, ”We have asked the Thane fire brigade for help. There are already police officers who have come on the spot and are inspecting the bus. The bus has broken into two pieces. We are also investigating the issue”.

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