Nashik, Jan 28: At least nine passengers were killed and more than a dozen were injured after a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus and an autorickshaw fell into a well after crashing into each other at Meshi village on Malegaon-Deola road in Deola taluka of the district on Tuesday.
The MSRTC bus of Kalvan depot, while on the way to Kalvan from Dhule, collided head-on with the autorickshaw coming from opposite side of the Malegaon-Deola road at Meshi village.
After the accident, both the vehicles fell into the nearby well. All the injured have been admitted at Deola rural hospital, police said.
After receiving information, a team of Deola police reached the spot and started the rescue operation with local villagers.
The rescue operation is still going on.
Five ambulances of the district hospital, along with surgeons, have been sent to the accident spot from Nashik.
Details about passengers in the bus and the autorickshaw are still not known. (UNI)