15 members of family, including 3 kids, injured in accident in south Bengal
At least 15 members of a family, including three children, were injured in a road accident at South 24 Parganas in south Bengal on Sunday. The family was going for a picnic to Bakkhali, a popular beach destination in the same district.
The police said that a mini-truck, carrying 15 passengers, turned on its side after falling into a pothole on the road near Diamond Harbour, around 60 km south of Kolkata, at around 7:00 am. The victims were rushed to a state-run hospital for treatment.
“Several members of a family were going for a picnic to Bakkhali in South 24 Parganas on Sunday in two mini-trucks. One of the vehicles hit a pothole and turned on its side. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital by locals and other members of the family who were travelling in the second vehicle,” said a senior officer of Diamond Harbour police station.
The condition of at least five victims were serious as they had sustained head injuries, police said.
“Most of the injured victims were women and at least three were children. Initially they were rushed to a local hospital. Later they were shifted to a Kolkata hospital in ambulances,” said the police officer.