Ten killed as Mumbai bound bus falls into gorge in Satara

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Ten persons were killed and about 30 injured when a Mumbai-bound private luxury bus turned turtle and fell into a gorge in Khandala taluka of the Satara district, police said on Tuesday.

The mishap took place on Monday night bus when they went off the road and hurtled down the 20ft gorge. The driver lost control at a steep curve after a container vehicle moving ahead of it rammed a car.

The bus was believed to be carrying tourists from Gujarat and the injured were being treated in hospitals at Khandala and Shirval, officials said.

Nine persons were killed on the spot in a similar accident involving a private vehicle last month.