Three people were killed and 11 injured after a tanker scraped past a seven-seater vehicle, which went off the road, and then rammed into an empty container near Navle bridge on Katraj-Mumbai road in Pune.
Three people were killed and 11 others were injured after a tanker scraped past a seven-seater vehicle which went off the road, and then rammed into nearly 15 vehicles near Navle Bridge on Katraj-Mumbai road in Pune on Friday evening.
The tanker, containing thinner used in the paint industry, was coming from Bangalore and was headed towards Mumbai when the accident happened, said Senior Inspector Devidas Gheware of Singhad Road police station.
The tanker was speeding fast and at around 9pm, it lost control, and rammed into the moving vehicles.
“The tanker, while trying to overtake, first brushed past a seven-seater vehicle, forcing it off the road. The tanker then hit an empty container. Three people have died and 11 were injured. Two of the deceased are from the seven-seater vehicle, while the third we suspect is a pedestrian,” he said, according to a report by PTI.
The injured have been taken to a nearby hospital. Few of them have been reported to be in a critical condition.