At least 17 people were killed in a ghastly road accident involving a bus and two private vehicles on the MumbaiPune Expressway near Panvel on Sunday, officials said.
According to State Highway Control, the accident occurred near Shendug curve on the PuneMumbai arm of the EWay around 4.00 a.m.
Due to the impact of the collision, one of the private cars was thrown into a 40feet deep ditch.
Among the victims are seven women and one child.
Four of the injured victims were rushed to hospitals in Panvel