MUMBAI -- Seventeen people were killed and around 30 others were injured near Panvel on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway this morning as three vehicles -- two cars and a bus -- fell into a ditch after the bus rammed one of the cars.
The mishap took place at around 5.30 AM, said Navi Mumbai police.
According to the police, a car was standing on the road as it had a flat tyre, and MUV, standing was behind it.
Passengers in the MUV had stopped to help those in the first car.
While the two vehicles had halted, a private tourist bus came from behind and rammed the MUV, which in turn rammed into the car. The three vehicles plunged into a 20ft deep road-side ditch.
All the three vehicles were coming from Pune.
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Panvel (Raigad , Maharashtra): Spot visuals of Mumbai-Pune expressway accident that killed 17 people. pic.twitter.com/au4WwkRGsu— ANI (@ANI_news) June 5, 2016