11 Dead, 38 Injured As Bus Catches Fire In Maharashtra’s Nashik

Nashik: At least eleven people were killed and 38 injured after a bus caught fire in Maharashtra’s Nashik early this morning, officials have said.

The bus caught fire on Aurangabad road in Nashik after hitting a trailer truck transporting diesel, they added.

“Most of those killed were passengers of the bus – a sleeper coach. The injured have been shifted to the hospital for treatment,” said Amol Tambe, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Nashik.

He said a case has been registered and investigation is on to ascertain the exact cause of fire.

Videos showed a huge ball of fire engulfing the bus as the fire officials tried to douse the flames.

Eyewitnesses say the accident took place at around 5.15 am after which they called the police and ambulance.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a financial assistance of ₹ 2 lakh each for the families who have lost a member in the accident. The injured would be given ₹ 50,000.

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde also announced compensation of ₹ 5 lakh each to the family members of those who died in the accident.

The Maharashtra government will bear the medical expenses of the wounded, said state minister Dada Bhuse.

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