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Major accident on Mumbai-Goa highway

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Pen:  Two people died and several others were severely injured in a major accident on the Mumbai-Goa highway near Pen when two trucks — one carrying LPG cylinders and other carrying steel rods — collided with each other early morning on Sunday.

According to the local police, the collision between two trucks resulted in blast of multiple LPG cylinders and one truck caught fire.

The driver of the LPG truck is reported to have borne grievous burn injuries, while the other truck driver escaped with minor injuries. Others too sustained burn injuries.

The highway is shut since 5 am today. Raigad police officials informed that traffic has been diverted towards Khopoli as the Pen section of the road is now blocked. The exact mishap spot is near Hamra phata.

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