4 Goans among 17 dead identified in Khed accident

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 19 March 2013 17:32 IST

Maharashtra police have so far identified 17 dead persons in the Khed accident of a Goa-Mumbai bus that plunged into a shallow river. Four among them are Goans.

Total 37 passengers have been declared dead.

There are also two Goans who have suffered injuries – Shivaram Garudi (21) and Alwyn Fernandes (19).

The four Goans who have been declared dead in the tragic accident are as follows:

  1. Prakash Janardan Talwanekar, Devoolwado, Korgao, Pernem
  2. Philip Alwyn Fernandes (25), Sirsaim, Bardez
  3. (Sister) Martina Martis (64), Sonarbhat, Guirim, Bardez
  4. Ajaya Yeshwant Kamat (30), Gaune, Bandora, Ponda

The tragedy took place at 3 am today morning as the speedy bus capsized into the Jagbudi river at Khed near Ratnagiri.

The bus was on the way to Mumbai from Goa.  

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