Death toll in vehicle collision rises to 15



Aurangabad (Maha): The death toll in the mishap in which a container and pickup van collided with each other near Chorakhali Pati village in Kalamb tehsil of Osmanabad district rose to 15 on Wednesday, police said.

"Fourteen passengers were killed and eight others, including six children, were injured when a pickup van in which they were travelling had a head-on collision with a container last night," police said.

Five seriously injured were admitted to Solapur district hospital for treatment in the wee hours. However, one of them died on the way, police added.

All the deceased hailed from Uplai village in Kalamb tehsil and were returning after attending a religious function in Tuljapur, police said.

PTI