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Truck mows down bikers at Habra, cops on manhunt to nab driver

Truck mows down bikers at Habra, cops on manhunt to nab driver

Kolkata: Two youths were killed and three persons suffered serious injuries in a road accident that took place at Habra in North 24-Parganas on Monday morning.

Police said the deceased identified as Sanu Ghosh and Satyajit Biswas were riding a motorcycle when a truck coming from the opposite direction hit them.

Three other persons, who were also on a motorcycle, were knocked down by the same truck. Ghosh and Biswas were going to near Habra station from Kalshima village.

Local residents rushed all the injured persons to a nearby hospital where Biswas and Ghosh were declared brought dead. The injured persons are undergoing treatment at the hospital. It is said they suffered serious injuries. According to the police, the deceased had bled excessively and this led to their deaths. The incident caused traffic congestion in the area.

Local residents said the truck was moving at a high speed and as a result the driver could not control the vehicle.

The police are probing the matter to find out what exactly led to the incident. According to a senior police officer, the truck directly hit the motorbike, which Ghosh and Biswas were riding. Both the victims were thrown off the motorbike due to the impact of the accident. The truck later hit another motorcycle leaving three riders badly injured.

The injured persons are serious and they have been kept under observation. The police reached the spot immediately after the incident and started a probe. The truck driver managed to flee from the spot along with the vehicle.

The cops are on a hunt to nab the driver. Local residents alleged trucks often float speed limits. The issue was brought to the notice of the local administration but no steps have been taken in this regard.

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