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7 died, 15 injured as van falls in river in Indian village

30 November 2019 14:56
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7 died, 15 injured as van falls in river in Indian village

MUMBAI. KAZINFORM Seven people died and another 15 were injured after a van fell off a bridge in a river near Vinchur village, 323 km from Mumbai in Dhule district of the India's western state of Maharashtra on early Saturday, Xinhua reports.

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The casualties include two women and five minor kids. All injured have been admitted to the local hospital for treatment of which five are said to be critical, a local police official said.

The accident took place on Dhule-Solapur road shortly after mid-night.

The van was carrying farm labourers to Osmanabad from the neighbouring state of Madhya Pradesh in sugarcane fields.

At the end of every monsoon season that ends in September, half a million struggling subsistence farmers and their families leave their poorly irrigated land behind and travel to states like Maharashtra and Karnataka to work as labourers in sugarcane fields.


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