Raigad: Tempo falls into gorge; two dead, 65 injured

Mumbai: In a major accident in Maharashtra‘s Raigad district, a speeding tempo fell into a gorge, claiming the lives of two passengers.

The incident took place in Kudpan near Poladpur on Friday evening. Along with two casualties, it has also left 65 other passengers injured.

As per preliminary information, the passengers were returning in the tempo after attending a wedding at Satara Kondushi.

The driver lost control and the vehicle fell plunged 250 feet into the gorge, a police official said.

Police have recovered two dead bodies so far and the injured have been sent to the government hospital at Poladpur.

Further information on the mishap is awaited.

A similar incident took place on New Year’s eve when a bus had collapsed into a 50-feet gorge in Kashedi ghat on Mumbai-Goa Highway.

The accident killed one passenger while 15 others were injured.

The incident took place at around 4 in the morning. The bus, reportedly belonging to Chintamani Travels, was heading to Kankavli with 31 passengers on board.

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