Maharashtra: 2 killed, 6 hurt as car overturns after tyre burst

DN Bureau

Two members of a family were killed and six others injured when their car met with an accident while they were on way to attend a funeral in Maharashtra's Thane district.

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Thane: Two members of a family were killed and six others injured when their car met with an accident while they were on way to attend a funeral in Maharashtra's Thane district, a police official said on Tuesday.

The mishap took place on the Mumbai-Agra highway in Asangaon area on Monday evening, he said.

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The speeding car suffered a tyre burst following which the driver lost control over the wheels. The vehicle then hit a road-divider and overturned, the official at Sahapur police station said.

"The victims, all from Nashik, were going to attend a funeral in Thane. Two of them died while six others received injuries in the mishap," he said.

The deceased were identified as Prakash Bhavar (55) and Suman Toche (60).

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The injured persons were admitted to a government-run hospital in Sahapur, he said.

A case of accidental death was registered, he added. (PTI)

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