Woman loses right hand after bus hits her near Kala Mandir
Kolkata: Doctors at a private hospital in the city had to amputate the right hand of a 34-year-old woman following a road accident.
The accident took place near Kala Mandir area on late Friday evening when she was trying to cross the road. Police said the victim, identified as Sabana Akbar, was trying to cross the road near the Kala Mandir crossing when a private bus of route 230 hit her while racing with another bus. The victim was immediately rushed to Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital by the locals. She was later shifted to a private hospital as her condition deteriorated. The victim's hand had to be amputated to save her life, as claimed by the doctors in the hospital. She has been kept under observation in the hospital.
In another incident, as many as nine persons were killed and several others injured, some of them critically, when a bus they were travelling in overturned and fell on a road side ditch at Beldanga in Murshidabad on Saturday morning.
According to preliminary investigation, police suspect that the accident might have happened due to fog.
The bus hit a pick-up van coming from the opposite direction on National
Highway-34 and fell into the ditch.
Local residents carried out a quick rescue operation and rushed the injured victims to the hospital where nine persons were declared brought dead, while others are undergoing treatment at the hospital.