Pune: Six persons were killed on the spot while seven others were injured when the mini-bus they were travelling in collided with a water tanker which was coming from the opposite direction and jumped the divider, near Wagholi on Sunday evening.
The victims, all residents of Pune, were returning from a relative’s wedding ceremony in Ahmednagar. Another car, coming from behind the mini-bus, also collided with the tanker, resulting in extensive damage to it.
The accident took place around 7.30 pm at Lonikand village on the Pune-Ahmednagar Highway. The deceased persons have been identified as Vaibhav Mane (27) of Mahalunge, Mahesh Vasant Pawar (28) of Saswad, Nikhil Jadhav (26) of Bhosari, Akshay Dabhade (28) of Sangvi and Vishal Chavan (29) of Viman Nagar and Nupur Shah (26) of Warje.
Those injured have been identified as Suresh Gaikwad (40), Ranjit Nikam (29), Sharad Sandane (29), Ganesh Shinde (29) all residents of Baner, Sumit More (38) of Mahalunge, Ayush Ghehlot (26) of Warje and Vilas Birajdar (27) of Balewadi. They are undergoing treatment at Imax Hospital and Lifeline Hospital in Wagholi.