Three people died in a road accident involving two container trailers, a tempo and a car on the Mumbai-Pune Express on Tuesday morning, police said.

Representational image: News18

Representational image: News18

“The accident took place somewhere between 8 am to 9 am near the Khalapur toll naka, next to the food plaza,” a Highway Traffic Police official told Firstpost, adding that rescue work is in progress.

The Highway Traffic Police official also said that the accident took place on a lane towards Mumbai and that traffic towards Mumbai has been affected indefinitely. “We are making all efforts to clear the road and resume traffic as soon as possible,” the police said.

According to a Maharashtra Times report, the injured have been admitted in a nearby hospital. However, the identity of the dead has not been ascertained as yet.

“We will able to give a final detail in another half an hour,” the Highway Traffic helpline said.

The Mumbai-Pune Expressway had witnessed an on Monday as well where the driver of an SUV died on the spot.

For more details contact Maharashtra Traffic Police on the following numbers: 022-22626655, 98334 98334, 98675 98675, 95032 11100, 95035 11100

First Published On : Dec 27, 2016 12:44 IST


Mumbai-Pune Expressway: Three dead in road accident, traffic towards Mumbai affected