14 killed, 22 injured in bus-lorry collision
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 18, 2010, 19:01
  
Raiganj (WB): At least 14 people were killed and 22 others injured in a collision between a private bus and a truck in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district on Thursday, police said.

The incident took place on the national highway at Karandighi area in the district when both the vehicles veered to avert hitting two boys riding a bicycle, they said.

All of the 14 killed were bus passengers, including its driver and cleaner. While 10 died on the spot, four persons who were rushed to a nearby hospital were declared brought dead, police said.

The bus was en route to Siliguri from Balurghat in South Dinajpur district, they said, adding three of the injured were women.

Traffic on the highway was affected for sometime following the accident.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, February 18, 2010, 19:01


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