Nine killed in mishaps on Mumbai-Pune highway

Last Updated: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 12:13

Pune: Nine persons were killed in two
separate mishaps on Pune-Mumbai highway Sunday night, police
said.

Seven persons died in a collision between a car and a
rickshaw. The victims include four occupants of the rickshaw
and three of the car. The incident took place near Khalapur,
when the car rammed the rickshaw from behind, they added.

In a separate incident, a couple hailing from Mumbai was
killed, when their car dashed against a road divider on the
highway as they were heading to Pune.

The deceased were identified as Jagdeep Merchant and his
wife Armaiti, residents of Malbar hill in the metropolis,
police said.

Merchant, who was driving the vehicle, apparently lost
control because of slippery road condition due to rains, they
added.

PTI



First Published: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 12:13

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