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5 killed, 20 injured in road mishap

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Five persons, including two children, were killed and 20 injured when a state transport bus and a gas tanker collided with a milk tanker at Rahud ghat
road-accidentNashik: Five persons, including two children, were killed and 20 injured when a state transport bus and a gas tanker collided with a milk tanker at Rahud ghat near here, police said today.

The milk tanker was proceeding from Chandvad, about 73 kms from here, to Malegaon when a gas tanker was coming from the opposite direction and a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation bus coming from Khamgaon dashed against it last evening, they said.

In the mishap, five bus passengers died on the spot while 20 others sustained injuries, police said.

Four of the deceased were identified as – Nikhil Visapure (7), Chaitanya Visapure(5) (both from Akola), Ganesh Tisge (30 – from Sangameshwar, Malegaon), Asalam Khan (25 – Chalisgaon).

One body was yet to be recognised, police said.

After the collision, gas started leaking from the tanker because of which vehicular traffic was diverted via Devla and Manmad.

The injured were admitted in Chandvad and Nashik civil hospitals, police added.

PTI

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