Mumbai: The driver of a bus heading to a medical conference was killed and 17 doctors travelling on it injured Saturday in an accident in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, police said.
The bus had around 40 radiation oncologists from different hospitals here including Tata Memorial Hospital and Fortis and was on its way to Aurangabad, police said Saturday.
The incident happened in the early hours Saturday near the Kedgaon Bypass on the Ahmednagar-Pune Road when the driver of a trailer truck lost control of his vehicle and rammed into the bus, the official informed.
An official identified the deceased as Altaf Khalid Ahmed (26), a resident of Kurla suburb here, adding that the condition of two out of the 17 injured doctors was serious.
The bus had left from Mumbai Friday evening to ferry the doctors to a conference organised in Aurangabad by the Maharashtra Chapter of the Association of Radiation Oncologists of India, he added.