New Delhi: The death toll in Palghar bus accident, that took place on Sunday afternoon, rose to six. Nearly 45 people have been injured in the mishap and are currently undergoing treatment at Trimbakeshwar primary health centre.
Some of the injured are said to be in critical state.
The mishap took place when the bus fell into a gorge in Torangane ghat between Mokhada and Trimbakeshwar villages. Thane Region Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) chief Santosh Kadam confirmed the reports and said that the mishap took place at around 2.45 pm today.
The private bus had started from Nashik in north Maharashtra and was headed towards Gujarat, a Trimbakeshwar police station official told PTI. The deceased were returning to Surat after taking darshan of Saibaba in Shirdi in Ahmednagar district, neighbouring Nashik. The official said the incident occurred due to failure of brakes of the bus.