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In the rear seat without wearing seat belt were Cyrus Mistry and Jahangir Binshah Pandole (brother of Darius Pandole), both of whom died on the spot.

Both the driver, Dr. Anahita Pandole of Breach Candy Hospital, and Darius Pandole, managing director and CEO of JM Financial Private Equity, were buckled up in the front seats. They were moved to a hospital after surviving but suffering injuries.

In a boardroom takeover in 2016, Cyrus Mistry, 54, who had succeeded Ratan Tata as Chairman of Tata Sons, the $300 billion group's holding company, was fired from his position.

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The tragedy occurred at about 3 p.m. near Palghar, about 120 kilometres from Mumbai, when they were travelling from Gujarat's Udwada to Mumbai, according to the police. In order to offer prayers for the Pandole brothers' recently deceased father, they travelled to Udwada to the main Parsi "Fire Temple."


Airbags are of no use if seat belt is not strapped....that is the first line of defence...Air bag is the second line of defence only if the first is complied. If you do not lock seat belt properly Air bag will not open

All the cars have rear seat belts as per government regulation, but very few people use them, it is an illusion that the rear is very safe. 

During the time of crash the person behind is sometimes thrown at a force of 40G (40 times the gravity, which means the person weighing 80kgs will be like 3200kgs).

When a crash occurs, the front passenger is likely to sustain serious injuries (or perhaps death) as a result of the back passenger falling with the weight of an elephant if they are both not wearing seat belts. However, there is no possibility for the passenger in the back to live.

Indians are a peculiar people that don't regard seat belts at all (or helmets in two wheelers). They will, however, provide a plethora of justifications for not implementing these safety measures. Since seat belts are an expense, why not use them and stay safe?