Mumbai : Two persons, a truck driver and a woman passenger died while 4 passengers were injured when a fully loaded container rammed into a stationary luxury bus near Charoti in Dahanu on the busy Mumbai Ahmedabad national highway 8 at around 0700 hrs on Tuesday. 

The bus was coming from Amreli in Gujarat and proceeding to Khetwadi in Mumbai, when near Charoti, a front tyre of the bus developed a puncture and driver parked the bus at a siding and his cleaner were replacing the tyre when the container driven by Ramesh Bariya (45) rammed into the bus from the rear. As a result, Bariya died and Madhuben Solanki(65) a bus passenger who was sitting in the rear section of the bus died on the spot while 4 other passengers sustained injuries and are admitted in the government hospital while one of the injured is being shifted to a Mumbai hospital said API Jayprakash Gute of Kasa police station.

We are in the process of registering a FIR under Section 304(a) of the IPC and also under the Motor Vehicles Act said Gute.  We are contacting the travel agency to get the list of the passengers onboard the bus so as to notify their relatives said Gute. Vehicular traffic towards Mumbai were hit due to the mishap as the Traffic Police were clearing the metal mess of the two vehicles.