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Air Force Bus Meets With Accident in Mumbai Due to Technical Fault, 5 Injured

An Air Force Station Thane vehicle with 24 persons onboard met with an accident on Vikhroli highway in Mumbai. (Image: ANI)

An Air Force Station Thane vehicle with 24 persons onboard met with an accident on Vikhroli highway in Mumbai. (Image: ANI)

Deputy Commissioner of Police (zone-7) Prashant Kadam said they had asked Regional Transport Office (RTO) personnel to inspect the vehicle to ascertain the exact cause of the accident.

Five passengers were injured after an Air Force bus met with an accident in Vikhroli area of Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon, a police official said. The accident took place when the bus driver applied brakes suddenly due to some technical fault in the vehicle, the official said.

There was 24 passengers in the bus of the Thane Air Force Station, he said. After being alerted, local police rushed to the spot and shifted the injured persons to hospital, he said.

"It seems the driver applied emergency brakes due to some technical fault in the vehicle. The passengers included four to five girls in the age group of 8 to 10 years," Deputy Commissioner of Police (zone-7) Prashant Kadam told PTI. He said they had asked Regional Transport Office (RTO) personnel to inspect the vehicle to ascertain the exact cause of the accident.

first published:March 16, 2021, 18:02 IST