Nashik: According to authorities, a bus fire early this morning in Nashik, Maharashtra, left at least 11 persons dead and 38 wounded. They stated that the bus took fire after colliding with a trailer truck hauling diesel on the Nashik-Aurangabad route.
The bulk of those killed aboard the bus were travelers in the sleeping coach. According to Amol Tambe, Deputy Commissioner of Police for Nashik, the injured have been taken to the hospital for treatment. He said that a lawsuit had been filed and that an investigation was ongoing to determine the precise origin of the fire. Videos showed the bus getting entirely devoured as firemen struggled to put out the fire. According to witnesses, the collision happened at 5.15 am, at which point they summoned the police and an ambulance.
In Maharashtra’s Nashik on Friday night, a bus headed for Mumbai caught fire, killing at least twelve passengers, among them a kid. According to the police, some 38 injured persons have been sent to a hospital. At approximately 5.30 in the morning, the event happened in Nashik close to Natura Naka. The bus originated in Yavatmal. Nashik guardian minister Dada Bhuse stated that chief minister Eknath Shinde granted an ex gratia of 5 lakh for each to the relatives of those who perished in the event. The authorities have also heard from the chief minister.
They said they were powerless to help the passengers because the fire was so strong.
The families of those who lost a family member in the accident would receive financial help totaling 2 lakh, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The hurt parties would get 50,000.
The family members of those killed in the disaster would receive compensation of 5 lakh apiece, according to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.
According to state minister Dada Bhuse, the Maharashtra government would cover the wounded patients’ medical costs.
Given that some of the injured people’s conditions are critical, officials warned that the accident’s death toll might rise.
The bus carried 30 passengers, according to Guddu Jayaswal, owner of Chintamani Travels.
The bus caught fire immediately after it hit something, according to Ganesh Landge, a passenger who boarded the vehicle from Washim. Some of us threw ourselves out the window.