The incident occurred on the Shahada-Aurangabad road near the Dondaicha village in Dhule. While the details of the accident are yet to be ascertained, photos from the site show that the Aurangabad-bound bus was heavily worn out from the front and the sides after the collision. The driver of the bus died right there on the spot.
According to sources, the bus was carrying 45 passengers. Eight of them are presently in a critical state, undergoing medical treatment in a nearby hospital.
Some of the passengers were saved by the prompt action of the locals who rushed to the spot and pulled the distressed passengers out of the vehicle.
Further details are awaited.