Three people were killed and 15 school children injured after a bus collided with a jeep on the Ahmednagar-Mumbai highway.
About 40 children were in the bus at the time of the accident.
The accident took place when one of the bus’s tyres burst, went out of control and collided with the jeep. Drivers of both vehicles were killed.
The injured were taken to a hospital in Alephata. Police started to help the injured as soon as they reached the spot. They were in the process of removing the two vehicles from the road.
There was a long queue of vehicles on the road as a result of the accident.
The children were students of a school in Ahmednagar and were out on an excursion when the accident happened.
The impact of the accident was such that the bus helper and the drivers of both the vehicles died on the spot.