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Maharashtra: 3 of family killed after water tanker hits scooter in Palghar

11:13 AM Oct 20, 2021 | PTI

Palghar: A 32-year-old man, his mother and daughter were killed after a water tanker hit their scooter in Maharashtra's Palghar district, police said on Wednesday.

The accident took place on Tuesday evening near Chandip in Virar town.

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After hitting the two-wheeler, the tanker driver fled leaving the vehicle behind, an official from Virar police station said.

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Yogesh Madhavi (32), who was driving the scooter, and his mother Sunita (60) died on the spot, while his nine-year-old daughter Veda died during treatment at a hospital, he said.

The police later impounded the tanker. They examined CCTV footage of the area and efforts were on to trace the tanker driver, the official said.

A case was registered against the tanker driver under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Motor Vehicles Act, he added.

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