Four persons were killed in two separate road accidents at Haldia and Tomluk on Monday, while as many as 50 passengers were injured when a bus hit a tree at South Dinajpur.
In both the cases the victims were knocked down by the speeding dumpers. The first incident took place at Haldia when a speeding loaded dumper, on its way to Brojolal Chawk from Haldia, lost its control and hit a motor cycle which was carrying three youths.
Seikh Raju (21) and Seikh Bhola (19) died at the spot while the third was declared brought dead after being taken to a nearby hospital.
The mob had set the vehicle on fire following the accident. The driver of the vehicle had, however, fled from the spot after the accident. Police are conducting raids to nab the driver. Agitated mob has put up a block on the national highway 41, protesting against the over speeding of vehicles.
A huge contingent of police was pressed into action to pacify the mob that had eventually lifted the agitation. The incident had created huge traffic jam on the highway, as vehicles were stranded for quite a long time.
In other incident, another dumper knocked down a passerby Aswini Bera (40) at Damdarpur area of Tamluk on Monday morning. The victim was declared dead after he was rushed to a nearby hospital. The driver of the vehicle had fled after the incident. Local residents also staged agitation on Panskura-Tomluk state highway.
Around 50 passengers, who were travelling in a bus, were injured when the bus lost its control and hit a tree at Aminpur area in South Dinajpur on Monday. Police suspect that the driver was in an inebriated state at the time of the accident.