14 killed, 22 injured in bus-lorry collision

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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