Four picnickers dead in road mishap

Four persons, including an eight year-old girl were killed and two others seriously injured when a speeding tanker collided head on against a vehicle carrying picnickers at Dhemomen colliery area on GT Road.

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2010, 20:38 PM IST

Asansol: Four persons, including an
eight year-old girl were killed and two others seriously
injured when a speeding tanker collided head on against a
vehicle carrying picnickers at Dhemomen colliery area on
GT Road, about 30 km from here early on Saturday.

Police said the accident occured at around 5.30 am when a
group of pinickers from Canning in South 24 Paraganas district
in two vehicles were on way to Maithon.

The driver of the vehicle and another picnicker died on
the spot, while the girl, believed to be the daughter of the
dead picnicker and a 17 year-old youth died in the hsopital.

Eight others were rushed to Durgapur sub-divisional
hospital, where the condition of two of them were stated to be
critical.

The police were informed by those in the other vehicle.
The tanker driver and cleaner are absconding, the police
added.

PTI