Landslide on Mumbai-Pune Expressway kills at least three, traffic halted
A landslide on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Sunday killed at least three people and injured two others, a police official said on Sunday.
Mumbai: A landslide on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Sunday killed at least three people and injured two others, a police official said on Sunday.
Their vehicle was hit by boulders while they were travelling on the Expressway. The injured have been admitted to a hospital in Lonavla and their condition is being reported to be serious.
The incident took place around 12.30 PM when the victims were travelling in a car and was hit by a landslide, they said.
Following the landslide, the road has been closed for traffic. Investigation is underway to find out whether the victims were travelling from Pune to Mumbai or vice versa, police said.
Earlier also, landslides were reported on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway during monsoons.
Last month, landslide caused by heavy rains had resulted in traffic disruptions on the busy Mumbai-Pune route.
(With PTI inputs)