At least five people were killed and 34 others injured when their bus fell into a gorge in Maharashtra’s Nandurbar neighborhood in the early hours of Wednesday, a police official said.
The accident took place at Kondaibari ghat at around 3:15 a.m., as the private bus was going from Malkapur to Surat in Gujarat, he said.
According to preliminary information, the bus driver lost control of the wheels in the ghat section as a result of which the vehicle fell into the gorge nearly 9 meters deep, he said.
After obtaining information about the accident, the police and local rescue teams rushed to the scene.
“Five people were killed and 34 others were injured,” said the police chief.
The injured passengers were taken to a hospital in Visarwadi, he said.