Death toll in Nashik bus accident climbs to 26

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Nashik: The wreckage of the ill-fated state transport (ST) bus which collided with an auto-rickshaw, causing both the vehicles to fall into a roadside well at Meshi Ghat near Deola, in the Nashik district, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. The death toll in accident, that took place on Tuesday, has mounted to 26. (PTI Photo)

Nashik: The wreckage of the ill-fated state transport (ST) bus which collided with an auto-rickshaw, causing both the vehicles to fall into a roadside well at Meshi Ghat near Deola, in the Nashik district, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. The death toll in an accident, that took place on Tuesday, has mounted to 26. (PTI Photo)

The death toll in Tuesday’s bus-auto rickshaw collision in Maharashtra’s Nashik district mounted to 26 on Wednesday with the recovery of more bodies from the well in which both the vehicles had fallen, a police official said.

He said 32 people remained admitted in hospitals.

The accident occurred on Tuesday evening when a speeding state transport (ST) bus collided with an auto-rickshaw, causing both the vehicles to fall into a roadside well at Meshi Ghat near Deola in the north Maharashtra district, around 200 kms from here.

(PTI)