Tejas Ramdas Pokale and Avanti Parimal Pohanekar, 25-year-olds from Wardha district, were on the way to Pune to fulfil their dream careers when the bus accident claimed their lives on Saturday.
Tejas, who completed his engineering course from Aurangabad, landed a job in Pune in his first interview. His family who run a small furniture shop are in a state of shock over the loss of their son.
Avanti, with interest in modelling and aspiring to become a make-up artist, was on her way to Pune to pursue her passion when tragedy struck. The resident of Gopuri village is survived by her mother.
Sambhaji Pawar, disaster management officer, said, “We have contacted the family of deceased. Only 3-4 families are yet to arrive for DNA test of victims.”