Pune, 1st July 2023: The tragic bus accident that occurred on the Hindu Hridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Samruddhi Expressway has claimed the lives of several individuals, with seven of the deceased hailing from Pune. The district collector of Buldhana has released an official list confirming the names of the victims from Pune who lost their lives in the accident.
The victims from Pune are identified as Vrushali Vankar, Shobha Vankar, Owi Vankar, Kailas Gangawane, Kanchan Gangawane, Sai Gangawane, and Rajashree Gandole. The local authorities faced challenges in identifying the victims as their bodies were charred in the fire that broke out after the accident. However, after thorough investigation and confirmation of the passengers’ identities, the official list was released.
According to officials, the accident occurred when the bus overturned due to a tire burst, resulting in the explosion of the diesel tank. The subsequent fire engulfed the bus, leading to a devastating tragedy. Only eight individuals, including the driver, managed to escape by breaking the window glass of the bus. Currently, three people remain in critical condition and are receiving treatment at the hospital.
In light of the incident, the district administration has issued an appeal to the relatives of the deceased to contact the following helpline numbers for assistance:
Dr. Ghongate Mobile: 8888624614
Dr. Yasmin Chowdhary Mobile: 9422862337
District Hospital Phone: 07262-242423
The authorities are providing necessary support and assistance to the families affected by the accident during this difficult time. The tragedy serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for preventive measures to avoid such accidents. It is crucial for drivers and vehicle owners to prioritize maintenance, adhere to traffic regulations, and exercise caution to prevent untoward incidents.
The authorities are conducting a thorough investigation into the accident to determine the exact cause and assess any lapses in safety protocols. Steps will be taken to prevent such incidents in the future and enhance the safety measures on the Samruddhi Expressway.
The entire community extends its condolences to the families of the victims and stands in solidarity with them during this period of mourning. The loss of lives in this accident is a tragic event that reminds us of the fragility of life and the need for constant vigilance on the roads.