One killed, 34 injured as bus overturns in Dadar, second such mishap in less than 24 hours

One killed, 34 injured as bus overturns in Dadar, second such mishap in less than 24 hours
The overturned bus in Dadar. Picture Courtesy: Nilesh Rane

One person was killed and 34 other passengers were injured when a tourist bus overturned in Mumbai’s Dadar area early morning on Sunday.

The Borivali-bound bus with 35 passengers on board was coming from Devrukh town in Maharashtra’s Ratangiri district when its driver lost control over the vehicle at around 5 am.

Post which, the bus hit a road-divider on the southbound lane of Dadar TT bridge and then toppled, Matunga police stations Senior Inspector B M Kakad told PTI. The bus was registered to Riya Travels (MH-04-HK-7776).

One of the passengers, Sainath Bahalekar (35), died in the accident while the 34 injured passengers were rushed to a hospital, he said. The injured passengers have been admitted to Sion and KEM hospitals.

The accident briefly led to traffic disruption on the bridge. Later, the bus was removed from the spot and the traffic movement was restored, Kakad said.

The police have arrested the bus driver, Muttu Nadar, who also sustained minor injuries in the accident, he said.

Kakad said it does not appear that the driver was in an inebriated state but his blood samples have been taken for further examination.

A case has been registered against the driver on the charge of causing death by negligence, rash driving and endangering life or personal safety of others, he said.

The incident took place less than 24 hours after a luxury bus had overturned near IIT-Bombay in Powai on JVLR. One passenger was killed and at least 14 others were injured in the accident that took place on Saturday afternoon.

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