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Maha: Seven labourers killed, 10 hurt as van falls off bridge

Press Trust of India  |  Dhule 

Seven labourers were killed and 10 injured when a speeding pickup van fell off a bridge and plunged into a river here in the early hours of Saturday, police said.

The incident took place on the Chalisagon-Dhule Highway near Vichur village, when the van driver lost control of the vehicle while crossing the bridge over Bori river, an official said.

The vehicle rammed into the parapet of the bridge and plunged into the river, killing seven labourers and grievously injuring 10 others, the official said.

The migrant labourers, hailing from Chhendwa district of Madhya Pradesh, were travelling to Osmanabad for the sugarcane harvest, he said.

The police launched a rescue operation and the injured men were shifted to a private hospital in Dhule for treatment, he added.

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First Published: Sat, November 30 2019. 11:40 IST