Mumbai: At least 17 people were killed when a tempo hit a barricade on Pune-Satara highway near Khandala early on Tuesday.
The tempo consisted of labourers and was heading from Vijapur to Shirval for work when the driver lost control, while taking a turn near the tunnel at Shirval.
Furthermore, 20 others were injured and taken to a nearby hospital.According to initial reports, those who died were labourers from Karnataka,who were heading to Pune from Satara. The injured have been admitted to Khandala hospital.
“At the turn on the spot, there is a slope. I suspect the driver lost control and drove into the safety wall along the slope. The tempo fell some 8-10 feet off the road,” said assistant police inspector Randive of Bhuins police station under Satara police jurisdiction.