- Shaiber Raichur
11 dead and 38 injured after a bus caught fire on the Nashik-Aurangabad highway on Oct 8
On October 8, a luxury passenger bus caught fire after hitting a trailer truck transporting diesel on the Nashik-Aurangabad highway near Nashik, Maharashtra.
In this unfortunate incident, around 11 people died whereas, 38 others were injured. The injured were immediately shifted to the nearby hospital for necessary treatment.
According to the sources, the incident occurred around 5.15 am, as the bus was on its way from Yavatmal when it hit a trailer truck on NH-60. The locals at the accident spot immediately informed the police officials and the ambulance. As soon as the police officials reached the site they immediately tried to rescue the people present inside the vehicle with the help of the locals and firefighters.
Due to the accident, traffic on this route was affected. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has announced an ex-gratia of Rs2 lakh for the next kin of each deceased and ₹50,000 for those injured. Whereas Chief Minister Eknath Shinde also announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the family of those who died in the accident.
Later on, the State Minister, Dada Bhuse, declared that the Maharashtra government will bear the medical expenses for the people injured in this accident.