At least 11 persons were killed and another 24 injured in two separate accidents on the Mumbai-Goa Highway in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, here on Thursday, officials said.
In the first incident, at least nine persons died instantly when their car collided with a truck which purportedly lost control around 5 a.m., near Mangaon in Ratnagiri.
While five men and four women perished, a four-year-old boy was retrieved injured from the wreckage and rushed to the local government hospital. In the second incident, two passengers were killed and 23 others hurt when a speeding private bus overturned near Kankavli village in Sindhudurg.
The bus was proceeding from Mumbai to Goa and suffered the mishap at a treacherous curve near a bridge on the Gad river, officials said.
Local villagers along with rescue teams, fire brigade and police are at the accident sites and further details are awaited.