17 killed in Maharashtra road accident

Raigad (Maharashtra): At least 17 persons were killed in a ghastly road accident involving a bus and two private vehicles on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway near Panvel on Sunday, officials said. According to State Highway Control, the accident occurred near Shendug curve on the Pune-Mumbai arm of the E-Way around 4.00 a.m. Due to the impact of the collision, one of the private cars was thrown into a 40-feet deep ditch. Among the victims are seven women and one child. Four of the injured victims were rushed to hospitals in Panvel. IANS