9 students killed near Pune after car crashes into truck on highway

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In a tragic incident, nine students lost their lives near Pune in Maharashtra after their car rammed into a truck on Pune-Solapur highway. The accident took place at around 1.30 am on Saturday at Kadamwak Wasti, around 20 km from Pune city.

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Senior inspector at the Loni Kalbhor police station, Suraj Bandgar, said that the deceased were in the age group of 19 to 23 years. They were residents of Yavat in Pune district and reportedly returning to their hometown from Raigad.

“Their bodies have been sent for post-mortem and the matter is being investigated,” news agency PTI quoted an officer as saying.



After reaching Kadamwak Wasti, the driver of the car lost control because of the high speed. Their vehicle first hit a divider before ramming into a truck after landing on the other side of the highway. The impact of the accident was such that eight out of nine occupants of the car died on the spot.

The car had passed through a nearby toll plaza minutes before the tragic incident. Staff working at the toll booth also confirmed that the driver of the car was overspeeding.

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