AURANGABAD: Five men were killed when their car crossed the median and collided head-on with a private bus at Devgad phata in Ahmednagar district on the Pune-Aurangabad highway, about 50km from here, around 2am on Monday.
The victims, from Mantha in Jalna, had attended two marriages before proceeding to Shirdi and were returning home when the driver apparently dozed off and the vehicle spun out of control, the Newasa police said.
The bus driver and some passengers suffered minor injuries in the accident.
The deceased were identified as Shantanu Kakde
(40), Kailash Newre (32), Ramesh Ghuge (40), Vishnu Chavan (30) and Narayan Warkad (25).
Soon after receiving information, the Newasa police went to the spot and took the five men to a nearby rural hospital where they were declared brought dead.