On Saturday morning, the residents of Yavatmal and Buldhana districts in Maharashtra were shocked to hear about a tragic incident in which 25 passengers travelling in a bus from Yavatmal to Pune on the Samruddhi Mahamarg Expressway, lost their lives after their bus caught fire. According to Buldhana Police, a total of 33 passengers were onboard the bus, out of which 25 people lost their lives and 8 passengers were injured in the incident; while the driver survived. The driver remarked that the bus overturned after one of the wheels suddenly burst and caused a fire that subsequently engulfed the whole bus in flames.
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Maharashtra | Several feared dead after a bus burst into flames on Samruddhi Mahamarg expressway in Buldhana: Buldhana Police pic.twitter.com/Zs6Mt0tfsT
— ANI (@ANI) July 1, 2023
PMO India Response
Deeply saddened by the devastating bus mishap in Buldhana, Maharashtra. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives. May the injured recover soon. The local administration is providing all possible assistance to the affected: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 1, 2023