WB: 7 die in accident when returning from burning ghat

Seven persons were killed and 35 others injured when a lorry, which they were travelling after cremating a body, overturned.

Updated: Oct 02, 2012, 23:51 PM IST

Burdwan (WB): Seven persons were killed and 35 others injured late Tuesday evening when a lorry, which they were travelling after cremating a body, overturned at Jamalpur in Burdwan district.
They died on the spot when the lorry overturned after the driver lost control and fell in a ditch at about 10.30 pm.

The police said they came from Polba in nearby Hoogly district to cremate a body at a burning ghat beside Damodar river at Jamalpur.

The injured people were admitted to Burdwan Medical College and Hospital.

PTI