IP - A bus crashed and burst into flames, killing at least 25 people in India's western state of Maharashtra in the early hours of Saturday.

Iran press/ Asia: "The bus was traveling from Nagpur to Pune when at around 1:35 am, it met with an accident on Samruddhi Mahamarg expressway, after which the diesel tank of the bus caught fire," local police told Reuters TV partner ANI.

The majority of deaths were caused due to burning.

Twenty-five people were killed, and eight were injured, Maharashtra's deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said in a post on Twitter.

The driver of the bus who survived the accident said that the vehicle overturned after a tire burst and later caught fire, killing 25 people on the spot and leaving eight others injured.


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