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Eight pilgrims killed in mishap

kolkata Updated: Jan 13, 2010 11:03 IST
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At least eight pilgrims on way to Gangsagar were killed and 16 others injured when their bus hit a stationary truck and overturned in Hooghly district Wednesday morning amid foggy conditions.

The mishap took place near the Dankuni toll plaza, police said, adding the injured were rushed to Srimrampur State General Hospital and Walshi Hospital.

Preliminary reports said the pilgrims hailed from Maharashtra.

Lakhs of pilgrims have converged at Gangasagar in South 24 Parganas district to take a holy dip at the confluence of Ganga and sea ahead of Makarsankranti.