MUMBAI: At least seven persons were killed and one was seriously injured when a speeding car rammed into a tree on Mumbai-Goa highway in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra's Konkan region this morning.
All the victims hailed from Mumbai, police said.
The speeding car was heading towards Goa when the mishap occurred at around 7.40 AM near Khanu village under the jurisdiction of Ratnagiri rural police, they said.
The driver apparently lost control over the vehicle which rammed into the roadside tree. Locals ran towards the car after the mishap. Three persons died on the spot, police said.
Police were informed about the incident and all the injured persons were taken to Ratnagiri Civil Hospital where four succumbed to injuries before admission.
The deceased have been identified as - Prashant Gurav, Sachin Sawant, Akshay Karekar, Mayur Pednekar, Nihal Kolekar, Kedar Kolekar and Vaibhav Manave.
One person injured in the mishap is undergoing treatment in hospital, police added.