13 dead, 3 injured after bus falls into river in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur

At least 13 persons were killed and three others were injured when a mini-bus carrying 17 passengers fell into Panchganga river at Kolhapur in Western Maharashtra All the commuters hailed from Balewadi in Pune. The mishap occurred at around 11.45 pm on Shivaji bridge when the driver lost control over the vehicle while travelling from Ganpatipule to Pune, an official of Kolhapur police said. Three injured are undergoing treatment. The initial reports suggest that the driver due to some reasons lost control and the bus fell into the river. As of now, police have reached the spot and search and rescue operations have been launched.



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