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Panaji: Bus Catches Fire Killing 11 in Pernem


Daijiworld Media Network - Panaji
from special correspondent
with pics from Rajtilak Naik

Panaji, Jan 16: At least eleven people were killed on the spot while several others seriously injured, when a bus they were travelling caught fire after a passing acid tanker burst on the national highway in Pernem taluka on Wednesday January 16 afternoon. 

The tragedy occurred just before the Goa-Maharashtra state border near Patradevi checkpost. The bus involved in the accident was bearing Gujarat registration. The police stated that the majority of the deceased are women and children from the bus. 





Police stated that three vehicles were involved in the accident including a bus, a truck and a tanker. 

The tanker which was carrying acid caught fire initially because of a leakage. The tanker burst in flames just when a bus and a truck were crossing alongside.

Police confirmed that eleven people were killed on the spot while the death toll is likely to rise. the injured have been shifted to Goa Medical College hospital at Bambolim.


Comment on this article

  • shashank chickermane, goa

    Sat, Feb 9 2008

    We are very sorry to hear this news of this accident about 11 people unnecessary lost their lives, but I want to quote this was the 2nd worst mishap in goa region, in 1992 or 1994 somewhere there was a first worst accident near verna, a private bus was waiting for the passengers to pickup and from the upside one speeding tanker came and rammed the rear portion of the driver seat to the end where 12 people were instantly killed including both the drivers of the bus and the tanker.

    I feel there are more accidents takes place in goa for the last 20 years i.e. of tankers and trucks. The RTO and the government should check this type of accidents.

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  • Tejash Patel, Valsad

    Thu, Jan 24 2008

    We are also very sorry to hear about this tragic loss. Our prayers to all of you.

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  • Dilipbhai Devchandbhai Patel, Gorgam/UK/Horbury

    Wed, Jan 23 2008

    We are extremely sorry to have heard about this horrific incident which took innocent lives and we hope that there souls rest in peace, Jai Yogeshwar. Dilipbhai & Manishaben

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  • Nitesh patel, detroit , michigan

    Wed, Jan 23 2008

    We have known Anand & His family for a long time. Our deepest sympathy to his family who have lost there dearest ones.  They will be greatly missed.

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  • kanti patel, England

    Wed, Jan 23 2008

    We are very sorry to hear this tragic news,our heart felt sympthathy goes out to all families.God bless kanti and family

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  • Dhaval, Bordi

    Thu, Jan 24 2008

    We are very sorry to hear this tragic news. Many of us from Tulsa, Oklahoma know some of these victims. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the victims and family members. God bless.

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  • Justin Schultz, Milan Michigan

    Tue, Jan 22 2008

    My boss and his family were on that bus. May god be with them and hope they rest in peace.

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  • VIPUL, AHMEDABAD

    Tue, Jan 22 2008

    With our deepest sympathy to all the families that have lost there loved ones. May there souls rest in peace. From Surat-Valsad Samaj of Detroit

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  • Raju Patel & Family, Ambach/ Cape Cod MA

    Sat, Jan 19 2008

    With our deepest sympathy to all the families that have lost there loved ones. May there souls rest in peace. Jay Gayatri Maa. Raju & Rita Patel

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  • Amita Nalin Patel, U.K

    Sat, Jan 19 2008

    We are very sorry to hear about what has happened as the victims come from the same village as myself (Mota Vagchhipa). I hope they all rest in peace, Amita Nalin Patel and family.

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  • All Employees at Cabot,

    Sat, Jan 19 2008

    We are all so sorry to hear about this tragic loss to you family. Our prayers to all of you.

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  • Mahendra Parekh, U.S.A. - Tulsa, Ok.

    Thu, Jan 17 2008

    We are very sorry to hear this tragic news. Many of us from Tulsa, Oklahoma know some of these victims. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the victims and family members. God bless. Mahendra Parekh & Family

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