Three school students and two women were among the deceased. The injured persons are under treatment in Shirpur and Dhule.
Dhule collector Jalaj Sharma told TOI that prima facie, it appears the truck driver lost control over his vehicle due to a brake failure.
Chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis have expressed their condolences. Shinde has also announced financial aid of Rs5 lakh for the relatives of those killed.
CM Eknath Shinde called up Dhule collector Jalaj Sharma and SP Sanjay Barkund to seek more information on the accident and told them to provide immediate medical treatment to the injured people.
Sharma said the condition of four of the injured people was critical.
According to police, an open container truck, with a Rajasthan registration plate, was carrying stone chips. It was heading towards a cement company in Mumbai when thedriver lost control of the truck. The truck hit a series of bikes and cars on the road before ramming a road-side dhaba and a bus stand, where commuters were waiting.
Dhule SP Sanjay Barkund said 11 small and big vehicles were damaged in the accident. The truck hit a car in which a couple, their two kids and the driver were travelling. API Jayesh Khalane told TOI that the deceased include the truck driver, his assistant, a woman travelling by acar, one woman standing at the bus stand and three kids, one aged seven years.