As many as 30 people were killed on Saturday after a school bus fell down a mountain road in Ambenali Ghat of Maharashtra's Raigad district.
The students were on their way to Mahabaleshwar for picnic when the incident took place.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Minister Vinod Tawade took to Twitter to confirm the incident and said that officials have been instructed to take prompt action.
"30 people, including students of Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, fatally injured after a bus falls down a mountain road on Mumbai-Goa highway near Raigad. Rescue operation underway. Instructed officials on prompt action," Tawde tweeted.
Taking congnisance of the matter, the National Disaster Response Force team and police rushed to the spot to carry out rescue operation.