Five picnickers killed in road accident in West Bengal



Jalpaiguri (West Bengal): Five picnickers were killed and 16 others injured when a pick-up van, in which they were travelling to a riverside, overturned at Nagrakata, about 85 km from here on Monday, police said.

The small vehicle turned turtle as it was overcrowded with 21 people, sources said.

The van was on its way to a picnic spot near 'Ramti Jhora' adjacent to Shyam Singh tea garden in Jalpaiguri district when the mishap happened in which Five persons died on the spot and 16 others were injured.

Six critically injured were referred to the North Bengal Medical College in Siliguri, while ten others were admitted to the Mal Sub-Division hospital, police said.

PTI