5 killed, 7 injured as automobile falls into gorge in Maharashtra

Mumbai, January 23

At least five people were killed and seven others injured when a vehicle carrying them fell into a 150-ft-deep gorge in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra on Saturday, a police official said.

The accident took place around 10.30 am at the hilly stretch of Khadki ghat, 10 km from Toranmal hill station, he said.

“The victims are residents of Jhapi Phalai village in Nandurbar. They were travelling in the vehicle to Toranmal to purchase things of daily needs,” he said.

“However, as the driver lost control over the vehicle, it plunged into the gorge,” the official said.

Mahendra Pandit, Nandurbar’s SP, said, “As per the initial information, at least five people have died and seven others have suffered injuries.”

Police have rushed to the spot and the injured have been shifted to a hospital, he said, adding that the rescue operation is on. PTI

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