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Maharashtra: 11 people dead and several injured as Bus catches fire in Nashik

Mumbai: A massive fire broke out in a bus in Maharashtra's Nashik. Eight people have died in this accident, while many are injured. The accident happened last night. On information, the team of fire brigade reached the spot. The team is dousing the fire in the bus.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Mumbai: A massive fire broke out in a bus in Maharashtra’s Nashik. 11 people have died in this accident, while many are injured. The accident happened earlier hours on Saturday. On information, the team of fire brigade reached the spot.

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After the incident, Chief minister Eknath Shinde announced an ex gratia of ₹5 lakh for each to the next of kin of those who died in the incident, Nashik guardian minister Dada Bhuse said. The chief minister has also spoken to the officials.

Union Home minister Amit Shah tweeted about the incident and offered condolences to the families. “A road accident in Nashik (Maharashtra) is heartbreaking. I offer my condolences to the bereaved families of those who lost their lives in this horrific accident and pray for the speedy recovery of those who are injured,” his tweet read.

At the same time, the police team has also reached the spot and has started rescue operations. After the incident, a crowd of people gathered at the spot. There was an atmosphere of chaos at the spot. According to reports, The accident happened on the Nashik-Aurangabad highway. The accident took place on Aurangabad highway around 5 am.

Nashik Police said, “At least 11 people dead after a bus caught fire in Nashik last night. Bodies & injured people have been taken to hospital, we’re still trying to ascertain the exact number of deaths with doctor’s confirmation.”

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The identity of the dead is yet to be ascertained. Police say that efforts are on to rescue the injured. After the identification of the dead, their families will be informed. At present the matter is being investigated. The police team is detecting the causes of the accident. However, yet nothing was clear how the fire started.

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