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13 labourers dead, 3 injured in road accident in Maharashtra’s Buldhana

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In an unfortunate incident, 13 labourers lost their lives and three others sustained serious injuries when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned in Maharashtra’s Buldhana district. The accident happened near Dusarbid village at Tadegaon Phata on Sindkhedraja-Mehkar Road around noon when the labourers were being taken for work on the Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Expressway project, the police said.

16 labourers were in the truck

The cops revealed that a total of 16 labourers were travelling in the truck that was also transporting steel for the highway project. “The vehicle was speeding and it overturned due to a large pothole on the road. At least 13 labourers were killed and others suffered injuries,” Buldhana superintendent of police Arvind Chavria said.

After getting information about it, the personnel of the Kingaon Raja police station rushed the spot and began the rescue operation, he said. While some of the injured were taken to a state-run hospital in the neighbouring Jalna district, others were admitted to Sindhkhedraja hospital, the official said. According to him, most of these labourers were from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Accidents in Maharashtra Buldhana

With 11,452 deaths in 2020, Maharashtra figured among the top three states that have reported the highest number of deaths in road accidents in the country, Maharashtra transport Minister Anil Parab said earlier this year.

“In 2020, Maharashtra witnessed 25,456 road accidents and 11,452 road fatalities. Maharashtra is one of the three states that have reported the highest number of deaths in road accidents,” Parab had said at a function to create awareness on road safety.

 

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