Thane, Apr 6 UNI | 4 months ago

Five people were crushed to death and five others received severe injuries when their milk tanker skidded off the road,hit the divider and overturned near Kasara, in the wee hours of today.

The thane district police said all those killed were from the same family. They were from Rajiv Gandhi Nagar of Goregaon Mumbai.

They were given a lift by the tanker driver on his way from Nashik to Mumbai, the police said.

The police said the injured were rushed to the Nashik civil hospital and are being treated there.

The bodies of the dead have been taken to the Sahapur rural hospital for a postmortem.

Immediately after the incident on the Mumbai-Agra highway the police team from Kasara police station and senior police officials rushed to the scene.

The incident occurred at about 0145 hrs today and further investigations into the accident were still on, the police added.

Dr.Madhav Waghmare told reporters that it was around 0245 hrs the injured were brought to the Sahapur RH and were treated and transferred to Nashik Civil Hospital.

The five others were brought dead to the hospital and are yet to be identified.

The names of the dead were still not known he said and added that efforts were being made to reach their relatives in Mumbai.

(Posted on 06-04-2014)