Cop among 3 killed in E-way accident
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Three persons, including a constable with Kothrud police station and his brother, were killed after a tempo collided head-on with a car in which they were travelling even as another tempo hit it from behind near Sadavali on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway in the early hours of Monday. All the three died on the spot.
Three persons were injured in the accident.
Vadgaon Maval police said around 2 am on Monday a tempo coming from Mumbai hit an Indigo Manza car coming in the opposite lane from Pune near Sadavali.
All the three car passengers — Balasaheb David Tribhuvan (37) of Khadakwasla, constable Amol Pramod Kalambe (30), a resident of Kirkitwadi, Khadakwasla and his younger brother Atul Kalambe (20) —were killed on the spot. Even as the tempo collided with the car, another tempo hit the car from behind.
Police identified the three injured as Abdul Hamza of Andheri, Akbar Ali Maymulla Khan of Bhiwandi andJayvant Ghadge of Sangli.
Sub-inspector Pradip Suryavanshi of Vadgaon Maval police station said, "The tempo was going at such high speed that it destroyed the road median. The car was crushed between the two tempos. We don't yet know where the three were heading for. We are yet to record statements of the relatives of the deceased."
Amol was attached to Kothrud police station and was posted there since 2007.
The bodies were handed over to their kin after autopsy. The injured have been admitted to a hospital in Nigdi and are said to be out of danger.
Traffic on the Pune-Mumbai lane was disrupted for some time after the accident and was streamlined after the damaged vehicles were removed from the road, the highway police said.
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