4 dead in separate road accidents
Kolkata: Four persons were killed and three others injured, some of them critically, in four separate road accidents that took place in the state since Friday night.
Two bikers were killed after being mowed down by a speeding truck at Borgachia area near Berhampore in Murshidabad on Saturday morning. The incident occurred at around 9 am when a speeding truck hit two bikers, critically injuring them. They were rushed to Midnapore Medical College and Hospital for treatment where both the victims were declared brought dead. One has been identified as Rajab Ali while the other's identity is yet to be confirmed. Both were residents of Naopukuria village under Beldanga police station.
The driver of the truck fled the spot along with the vehicle immediately after the accident. The locals staged demonstration at the accident site protesting against the reckless driving which often lead to serious accidents. The demonstration was later lifted following the intervention of senior police officers. Raids are being conducted by the district police to nab the truck driver.
In a similar incident, 35-year-old Khokon Manna was killed when the motorcycle he was riding on was hit by a truck on Haldia-Mecheda Road on Saturday morning. He sustained critical injuries and died at Haldia sub-divisional hospital. The driver of the truck fled the spot along with the vehicle before the locals reached the spot. He was a resident of Baroj area of Haldia and was going to his work place when the fatal accident happened. The body has been sent for an autopsy.
The third accident took place at Kaligeria area of Kharagpur where a middle-aged man, identified as Muktipada Jana, was hit by a loaded truck while returning home from the market on his motor cycle. It happened on National Highway 60. An irate mob set a police vehicle on fire when they reached the spot to bring the situation under control. Police had to resort to lathi-charge to control the mob.
Three persons including a pregnant woman were injured in a road accident at Mominpur area of the city on Saturday morning.