Five killed 35 injured in separate accidents

first_imgKolkata: Three persons including two policemen were killed when a car rammed into a stationery truck from behind in Nadia’s Nakashipara area on Monday morning, while in a separate accident, a woman and a child died and some 35 got injured that took place in Hooghly district.The death toll has reached five while several others have been stated to be in serious conditions. According to the Nadia district police, the accident occurred on National Highway 34. Deceased have been identified as Tarun Kumar Das, Md Mashud and Pravash Mahato. Mahato was the driver of the vehicle in which the two police men were travelling. Satyabrata Bhowmik, another police personnel travelling in the car, has been undergoing treatment in Shakti Nagar District Hospital in Krishnanagar. He was later shifted to a hospital in the city as his condition deteriorated. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt was learnt that they were coming to Kolkata from Raigunge. When the car was crossing Gacha Bazar area under Nakashipara police station, the vehicle hit a truck from behind.All the three victims died on the spot. According to a preliminary investigation, the police suspect that the driver might have fallen asleep when the accident occurred. The exact cause of the accident is yet to be confirmed. The circumstantial evidence suggests that the vehicle was at a top speed at the time of the accident. The bodies were later sent for the post-mortem. The incident caused traffic congestion on National Highway 34 after the incident. The situation was brought under control following the intervention of senior police officers. They seized both the truck and the car. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThe other accident took place in Joyrampur area in Hooghly where a bus carrying 45 odd passengers overturned and fell into a road side ditch killing a woman and a child and injuring35 others.The injured victims were taken to Arambag Sub-Divisional hospital for treatment. Some of the injured passengers are stated to be in serious conditions. According to a preliminary investigation, the police suspect that the bus was over speeding and this led to the accident.last_img read more

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