In the early hours of today morning, a bus in Nashik, Maharashtra, caught fire, injuring 30 people and killing at least 12, including a toddler. They stated that the bus caught fire after colliding with a trailer truck hauling diesel on the Nashik-Aurangabad route.
“The majority of those deceased were sleeper coach passengers on the bus. For medical attention, the injured have been transported to the hospital “Deputy Nashik Police Commissioner Amol Tambe said.
He stated that an investigation is ongoing to determine the precise cause of the fire and that a case has been filed.
According to witnesses, the accident happened at 5.15 am, at which point they summoned the police and an ambulance.
They said they were powerless to help the passengers because the fire was so strong.
The families of those who lost a family member in the accident will receive financial help of Rs 2 lakh each, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rs 50,000 would be paid to the injured.
The family members of those killed in the disaster would receive compensation of Rs. 5 lakh each, according to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.