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Separate accidents throw traffic out of gear

 MPost |  2016-07-20 01:02:45.0  |  Kolkata

Traffic was thrown out of gear in several parts of the city following four accidents in which many people were injured. Police said that two women were injured after being hit by a car on Prince Anwar Shah Road near Nabina cinema Hall on Tuesday morning when they were crossing the road. The local people rushed them to a hospital.

The condition of both the victims is stated to be serious. Following the accident, the local people put up road block protesting against the over-speeding of the vehicle and they also demanded the arrest 
of the accused driver who fled the spot immediately after hitting the two women.

Vehicles were stranded on the road disrupting the traffic movement in the area. A huge contingent of police force rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.

Another accident took place at South Kolkata on Tuesday morning when a bus lost its control and hit the railing on the divider. As the bus was running at a low speed the passengers escaped injuries. But in another incident some passengers who were travelling in a minibus were injured after the vehicle lost its control and overturned near Alipore Zoo.

The witnesses told the police that the minibus was plying at a high speed when it lost its control and overturned.  Some of the injured passengers were taken to a nearby hospital as they sustained some minor injuries. The incident created a traffic snarl in the area.

Senior officers of the traffic police reached the spot and brought the situation under control. In Bangur Avenue at the Northern fringes of the city a vehicle caught fire, triggering tension among the people.

According to the city police the movement of traffic on the various stretches like Bangur Avenue, Rashbehari Avenue, Prince Anwar Shah Road and some stretches of Alipore was hampered due to the accidents. 

Following the intervention of the senior police officers of the traffic the situation gradually became normal. No casualties have been reported in Tuesday’s accidents.

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