10 killed, 13 injured in Sangli mishap

10 killed, 13 injured in Sangli mishap

 At least 10 people were killed and 13 injured after a truck toppled in the Sangli district of Maharashtra in the early hours of Saturday.

The victims are said to be labourers from the Maharashtra-Karnataka bordering areas.
The accident occurred near Manerajuri village on the Tasgaon-Kawathe Mahakal highway between 2 am and 3 am.

The truck was loaded with stone slabs and was also ferrying people, reports stated.
The driver lost control and the truck toppled while negotiating a curve. The truck was on its way to Karad in Maharashtra from Karnataka.

Local media reports said that the workers took the truck as no buses were available due to the Maharashtra State Transport employees strike.However, there is no official confirmation.
Dr Pallavi Saple, the dean of the Government Medical College in Sangli, confirmed that 10 people were killed and 13 injured.

"Two injured are admitted in a hospital in Tasgaon while 11 others are in a hospital in Miraj," she said.

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