Seven killed in two separate road accidents
Kolkata: In a tragic incident, four persons who were asleep, have been killed when a loaded dumper rammed into their house situated on the road side.
The incident took place in Amrasota village of Asansol in West Burdwan district on early Wednesday morning.
The victims were crushed to death after stone chips of the truck fell on them as the vehicle overturned immediately after hitting the house.
According to the West Burdwan police, the victims have been identified as Rohit Kumar (19), Suraj Kumar (18), Satish Kumar (12) and Sishu Kumar (14). Rohit, Suresh and Satish were three brothers and Sishu was their cousin brother.
Their house is situated close to National Highway 60. According to the preliminary investigation,
police suspect that the driver lost control over the vehicle while taking a turn and the truck eventually hit the house and overturned.
According to police, the dumper was coming from Birbhum's Panchami. As soon as the dumper hit the outside wall of the house, the stone chips fell on the victims who were asleep. Locals rushed to the spot immediately after the accident but failed to rescue the victims.
They reported the matter to the local police, who brought a crane and removed the vehicle. The victims were later brought out from the debris of stone chips. All of them were declared brought dead after being taken to a nearby hospital.
The driver of the dumper has been absconding since the incident took place. Following the incident, locals staged a demonstration on NH 60 resulting in huge traffic jam.
They demanded that police must keep a vigil on vehicles that flout traffic norms. The demonstration was lifted following the intervention of the senior police officers.
Another incident took place in Cooch Behar, where people died on Wednesday morning.
They were killed when the car they were travelling in hit a road side tree.
The incident took place in Pundibari area of Cooch Behar on Wednesday morning. The identity of the victims is yet to be confirmed.