Three persons including a child were killed on the spot and four others injured after an 18-wheeler truck ran over Durga mata idol immersion procession on the Kagwad-Ganeshwadi road at Kagwad town in the district on Wednesday night.
Procession for immersing the idol installed at Patil Galli was proceeding towards river Krishna when a tractor ran over those participating in it at about 8.30 pm. Truck was on its way from Kagwad to Ganeshwadi. Deceased and injured were walking along the tractor carrying the idol of the deity when the mishap took place. Rash and negligent driving by driver led in the mishap.
Sachin Kalgouda Patil (40), Sanjeev Raosaheb Patil-Jugle (35) and Abhilash Ashok Gulappanavar (2) were killed on the spot. Four others suffered injuries and have been shifted to hospital in Miraj for treatment.
It's suspected that brakes of the tractor failed and driver lost control and ran it over the procession. How the tractor made it to the procession route is being investigated. Driver was yet to be identified. Kagwad Police are investigating.