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7 killed in bus-tanker collision in West Bengal

Press Trust of India  |  Berhampore (WB) 

At least seven people were killed and 11 others injured after a private passenger bus collided head-on with an oil tanker on National Highway 34 in Murshidabad district on Saturday, police said.

The accident occurred at Khoirakandi under the jurisdiction of Farakka police station when the two vehicles were moving on the same lane since the other lane was under repair.

None of the drivers probably noticed the other vehicle coming from the opposite direction in the early morning fog, the police said adding that both were among the dead.

Other victims are passengers of the bus that was travelling from Siliguri to Behrampore, while the tanker was going to Assam from Kolkata.

The injured were admitted to government hospitals at Beniagram, Tarapur and Farakka, police said.

Traffic movement was disrupted for a long time after the accident. Later, a crane and a recovery van were used to tow the vehicles to the Farakka police station.

The deceased were identified as tanker driver Sonu Kumar (30), bus driver Sukumar Das (40), Sushmita Modak (46), Arup Ghosh (28), Anisur Rehman (26), Ajay Singh (43) and Rafikul Ansari.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, November 30 2019. 21:15 IST
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