Rajendra J. Patil : “Tragic Family Car Plunge in Sangli”

By | May 30, 2024



Accident – Death – Obituary News : : 1. Sangli canal tragedy
2. Family car accident Sangli

A tragic accident near Tasgaon claimed the lives of six family members, with one woman sustaining serious injuries. The speeding Alto car they were travelling in plunged into a dry canal on Tasgaon-Manerajuri Road in the early hours of the morning. The family had been returning from celebrating a birthday when the driver, believed to be a family member, may have fallen asleep at the wheel. The victims remained trapped in the canal until dawn when a villager spotted them and alerted authorities. The lone survivor, Swapnali V. Bhonsle, was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. Investigations into the cause of the accident are ongoing.

1. Tragic accident claims six lives in Sangli canal
2. Sangli canal tragedy leaves six dead

Tragedy Strikes as Car Plunges into Dry Canal in Tasgaon

Six members of a family met a tragic end and a woman was left critically injured in a devastating accident that occurred near Tasgaon. The incident took place on the Tasgaon-Manerajuri Road in the early hours of the morning, when a speeding Alto car veered off the road and plummeted into the Tasari Canal in the darkness. The car crashed with immense force on the canal bed, which was dry due to the end of the summer season, causing extensive damage to the vehicle.

The family had been returning to Tasgaon from Kavathe-Mahankal, where they had been celebrating the birthday of one of their daughters, who was among the deceased. While the exact cause of the accident is still under investigation, preliminary findings suggest that the driver, a member of the family, may have fallen asleep at the wheel during the early hours of the morning.

Rescue Efforts and Tragic Loss

The victims of the accident remained stranded in the darkness of the canal, far below the road level, for several hours before help arrived. Their cries for assistance went unheard until a local villager discovered the wreckage at dawn and alerted the authorities. By 6.30 a.m., rescue operations were underway, with the sole survivor, Swapnali V. Bhonsle, being rushed to LifeCare Hospital in Tasgaon for urgent medical treatment.

Tragically, the other occupants of the vehicle, identified as Rajendra J. Patil, his wife Sujata R. Patil, their daughter Priyanka A. Kharade, and their young grandchildren Dhruva, Rajvi, and Kartiki, all lost their lives in the accident. The bodies have been sent for autopsy, and a crane has been deployed to retrieve the car from the canal bed as part of the ongoing investigation.

Community Response and Ongoing Investigation

The community in Tasgaon has been left reeling by the devastating loss of life in this tragic accident. Local authorities are working diligently to piece together the events leading up to the crash and determine the full extent of the circumstances surrounding the tragedy. As the investigation continues, the residents of Tasgaon mourn the loss of their fellow community members and offer their support to the surviving victim and her family.