15 killed, over 20 injured as container truck hits four vehicles in Dhule

Official said the truck rammed into a hotel near a bus stop on the highway and overturned

Photo: ANI

Photo: ANI

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At least 15 people were killed and over 20 injured after a container truck hit four vehicles and then rammed into a hotel in Dhule district in Maharashtra on Tuesday.

The accident took place around 10:45 am near Palasner village on Mumbai-Agra highway in Dhule, located more than 300 km from Mumbai, according to PTI.

The driver lost control of the truck after the brakes failed. The truck hit two motorcycles, a car and another container from the rear side. It then rammed into a hotel and overturned, a police official said.

The victims included some of those waiting for a bus at the stop.

The police official said that the container truck was going toward Dhule from Madhya Pradesh.

The injured persons were rushed to hospitals in Shirpur and Dhule.

First Published: Jul 04 2023 | 3:22 PM IST

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