Five dead as car falls into Maharashtra river

Five people were killed after their car fell into a river alongside the Mumbai-Pune highway near New Panvel.

Updated: Nov 21, 2010, 16:53 PM IST

Mumbai: Five people were killed after their car fell into a river alongside the Mumbai-Pune highway near New Panvel, police said here on Sunday.

"We suspect the driver lost control, and the car fell into the river last night," a police officer said.

The bodies and the vehicle were recovered on Sunday morning, he added.
The deceased have been identified as Ramesh Pawar (35), Lakshman Mane (55), Arun Pawar (20), Amit Devkar (25) and Sachin Pawar (19), all residents of Sangli district.

IANS