Four persons were injured after a state-run bus ran on to a footpath at the crossing of College Street and Surya Sen street on Monday afternoon. Police said the bus driver lost his control over the wheel.
The bus hit four persons including a police constable there. The four injured persons were taken to medical college and hospital.
Police said, a Howrah Maidan – Rajabazar route bus took a sharp right turn towards Surya Sen Street. It ran on the left side of the footpath book stall. As a result, four people, including Sanjoy Kumar Pathak (50), constable of Muchipara police station were injured.
The other injured persons were Ganesh Manna, a Howrah resident, Prabhat Kumar Saha, a resident of Uttarpara and Sujit Saha, resident of Radhanath Mullick lane.
Police further said, the West Bengal Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited was informed about the incident.
In another incident, a road accident claimed the lives of four persons at Marishda, East Midnapore on early Monday morning. Police said, a private car rammed onto a heavy goods loaded truck, causing the accident on National Highway 116 (B), near Marishda.
National Highway 116B starts from Nandakumar, East Midnapore district in Bengal and ends at Chandaneswar, Balasore district in Orissa. The highway is 91 km long. The road passes through Contai and Digha. Most of the vehicles including heavy trucks, buses and mini-trucks run in high speed on the stretch.
The police however said that it was difficult to drive on the stretch early in the morning because of dense fog.
“It was really difficult to look through the fog and move ahead in the morning. The private car rammed into the truck, which was standing at the roadside. The driver, Lalu Mondal and other
passengers died on the spot. We could only the identity of the driver. Other three are still unidentified,” said a police officer.