ACCIDENT WATCH: 4 killed in mishap – no more potholes as natural speed-breakers, when will drivers ever learn ?!!
FROM THE TELEGRAPH BUREAU
Nov. 2: Four persons, including two babies, were killed and 15 were injured when a private bus they were travelling in fell on its side in Fulbari this evening.
The driver of the bus coming from Cooch Behar’s Mathabhanga lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a bend on NH31D and fell on a vacant land at Jatiakali, about 20km from Siliguri, at 6pm.
The dead passengers have been identified as Swapna Jana, 25, and her daughter Jaya, 2, and Lucky Bibi, 24 and her son Najir Mian, 2.
“There were more than 50 passengers in the bus and the driver was going at a high speed. First, it tried to overtake a truck and then negotiate a bend,” said Shankar Sarkar, a resident of Sitai who suffered minor injuries.
“We have admitted the injured passengers to hospital and seized the vehicle. The driver and his helper have fled,” an officer of NJP police outpost said.