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12 passengers injured after bus overturns on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

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Twelve passengers of a private luxury bus were injured after their bus overturned on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway late on Tuesday.

The incident took place around 10.15pm when the bus was going towards Pune from Mumbai, the police said. As it was crossing Adai Circle near Panvel, the driver applied the brake suddenly, which caused the fast-moving vehicle to skid and overturn on the road.

“Around 12 passengers got hurt in the accident. They were rushed to MGM hospital in Kamothe by local residents. The doctors there said none of them are seriously injured. They will be discharged soon,” said a police officer from Khandeshwar police station, who did not wish to be named.

“The bus driver fled the spot, leaving behind the vehicle just after the accident. We are now searching for him,” the officer said.