Six dead, 20 injured as bus falls into canal in Hooghly in West Bengal

Six people have been killed and at least 20 have been injured after a bus fell into a canal in Hooghly in West Bengal. 

Six dead, 20 injured as bus falls into canal in Hooghly in West Bengal

HOOGLY: Six people have been killed and at least 20 have been injured after a bus fell into a canal in Hooghly in West Bengal. 

The sic killed included three men and three women. The incident took place at around 9 am when the bus, which was heading to Howrah from Arambagh with around 30 passengers, dashed against the cement railings of the bridge, breaking it, and fell into the Dakatia khal near Gojarmore, Hooghly Superintendent of Police, Sukesh Jain.

"Six persons have died in the accident and 19 others, excluding one, are being treated at a hospital in Haripal. We have shifted one critically injured to a hospital in Kolkata," Jain said.

Nobody was arrested in connection with the incident and police were looking for the driver, he said.

The bus conductor was undergoing treatment at the hospital, Jain said. "Forensic experts have collected samples from the accident site. They have also collected samples from the bus and are trying to find out whether it was a mechanical snag or a fault of the driver is yet be ascertained," the SP said.