2 die as truck rams into power tower near Shahapur on Mumbai-Nashik highway, traffic diverted

2 die as truck rams into power tower near Shahapur on Mumbai-Nashik highway, traffic diverted
Picture Courtesy: Sudesh Das

In a tragic incident, two people lost their life after their container truck rammed into an electricity tower on the Mumbai-Nashik highway early morning on Monday.

The incident took place between 8 and 9 am today, when the driver and his colleague were travelling towards Thane on the Mumbai-Nashik highway.

According to preliminary information, the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle at Vasind near Shahapur, causing it to ram into a Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. (MSETCL) power tower. The impact caused the tower to collapse and fall on top of the vehicle.

Both driver and his colleague died on the spot.

The bodies, which are yet to be identified, have been sent to a nearby hospital.

Meanwhile, the fallen tower has completely blocked the Mumbai-bound lane and partially blocked the lane heading towards Shahapur.

Local police are on the spot, trying to manage the traffic situation. As of 12 pm, traffic towards Mumbai is being diverted from Shahapur. Those travelling should expect delays.

The heavy-duty wires attached to the tower are currently scattered across the road and officials are trying to ensure bystanders stay clear off them.

Further details are awaited.

Edit (Nov17): The power tower belonged to Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. (MSETCL) and not Tata Power, as stated earlier. The details were changed following a clarification from Tata Power.

2 die as truck rams into power tower near Shahapur on Mumbai-Nashik highway, traffic diverted 2
Picture Courtesy: Sudesh Das
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