AMN / MUMBAI
At least 18 people were killed and 17 injured in a major road accident near Khambatki ghat on Pune-Satara Highway. The accident took place at around 5:30 this morning when a tempo carrying around 35 workers overturned after hitting a barricade. The workers were heading for work in Vijapur district of Karnataka.
17 people died on the spot including four women and a child along with the driver. Police reached the accident spot and rushed the injured to Khandala hospital.
The goods-carrier vehicle was overspeeding and was overloaded as it was also carrying construction work equipment.