Two killed, 30 injured in separate road accidents
Kolkata: Two persons including a businessman were injured in two separate road accidents in South Bengal while 30 others travelling in a bus were injured after their vehicle overturned in North Bengal.
The first incident took place near Asansol bazaar area when a local businessman was trying to cross road. He was hit by a speeding vehicle resulting in serious injuries to his body.
The victim has been identified as Sadananda Sadhu. He was a resident of Aldi village in Kulti area.
According to police, he was going to a nearby market at around 7 am when the accident occurred. Locals rescued the victim and took him to a nearby hospital where the doctors pronounced him brought dead.
After being informed police rushed to the spot and started a probe. Locals told the police that a speeding vehicle knocked him down and fled the spot. Police are conducting raids to nab the driver. The body of the victim was sent for an autopsy.
In the other incident, a truck driver died in South 24-Parganas' Usti. The identity of the victim is yet to be ascertained. According to police, a loaded truck overturned and fell into a ditch near Shirakal area. The locals took part in the rescue operation and managed to save the conductor. The body of the driver was later recovered by the police. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that the driver might have fallen asleep when the accident happened.
In another incident, around 30 persons who were travelling in a bus received injuries after the vehicle overturned in Moynaguri area of Jalpaiguri on Thursday afternoon. The incident took place on National Highway 31. Police said the driver of the bus lost control over the vehicle while trying to save a Toto.
It was learnt that a wheel of the bus skidded when it ran over a heap of the sand on the side of the road. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.