The incident happened on Dhule-Chalisgaon road near the Chinchgavhan crossing when the state transport bus collided head-on with the container truck, said sources.

"The accident occurred around 1.30 pm when the speeding container truck rammed into the stationary bus of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC)," said Deputy Superintendent of Police Keshav P.

"So far, we have information about 22 deaths in the Chalisgaon civil hospital,” Keshav added.
The injured people were shifted to a hospital in Dhule, the official said. Further details are awaited.

According to eyewitness accounts, the intensity of the accident was so powerful that the container spliced the bus in the middle, resulting in the high number of casualties.

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