Man dead, wife and children injured as car falls into ditch in Latur

Maharashtra accident: A man was reportedly killed while his wife, son and daughter were injured after their car plunged into a 25-foot ditch in Latur in Maharashtra in the early hours of Monday, a police official said, as per the PTI.

According to the news agency, the incident took place at 2:30 am on Nilanga-Aurad road and the deceased was identified as Raghunath Gavandgave (46), the official said.

“Gavandgave died on the spot after losing control of his car. His wife, son and daughter are injured and have been hospitalised in Latur. The family was returning from Gour Masalga to Tadmugli,” the official informed, reported the PTI.

Meanwhile, in an another incident, a gas tanker overturned on the Mumbai-Nashik highway in the early hours of Monday near Shahapur town in Thane district of Maharashtra, officials said, reported the PTI.

According to the news agency, no one was injured in the incident, said Disaster Management Officer Sakib Kharbe.

The gas tanker was headed to Nashik in Maharashtra when it overturned near Dhagaon in Shahpur, around 55 km from Thane, as per the PTI.

Fire Brigade personnel rushed to the spot to ensure that gas was not leaked. Police personnel also joined them.

Fire breaks out in a jetty area in Visakhapatnam

A fire broke out in a jetty area in Visakhapatnam in which at least 35 fishing boats were gutted, even as the police launched a hunt for 10 to 15 persons who allegedly partied in one of the boats, officials said on Monday.

The fire broke out around 11.30 pm on Sunday in a boat owned by Balaji in zero jetty and was doused by 4 am on Monday, officials said. However, no death or injury was reported in the accident, the officials added, according to the PTI.

Visakhapatnam Harbour Assistant Commissioner of Police B Moses Paul said police are probing the role of the group of 10 to 15 people who quarrelled over a transaction.

“After a boat caught fire, the group untied it and pushed it into the sea but it drifted back towards the boats and sparked a bigger fire,” Paul told PTI and said that thet he blaze occurred in an area near the Visakhapatnam Container Terminal and an Indian Oil Corporation facility where fishing boats were anchored. Police received the names of the persons involved in the skirmish while Paul said more clarity over the cause of the fire will emerge on questioning them.

(with PTI inputs)

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