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Kolhapur: 13 killed, 3 injured after minibus falls into river

By Chennabasaveshwar

At least 13 people were killed and three others injured after a minibus fell into Panchganga river in Maharashtra's Kolhapur on Friday night.

13 killed, 3 injured after minibus falls into river in Kolhapur. Courtesy: ANI news

The deceased include three men, three women and seven children, including a nine-month baby.

All the passengers hailed from Balewadi in Pune. The accident occurred at around 11.45 pm on Shivaji bridge when the driver lost control of the vehicle while travelling from Ganpatipule to Pune, an official of Kolhapur police said.

Police and fire brigade was alerted by some onlookers following which a search and rescue operation was launched, reported PTI.

Rescue operations are underway.

(With agency inputs)

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