Six killed as SUV rams truck in Bengal’s Cooch Behar
Six persons, including two children, died in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district when the SUV in which they were travelling hit a truck from behind past Monday midnight.
Four persons died on the spot while two succumbed at Mathabhanga sub divisional hospital. Four others who are critically injured, including two children, are being treated in different hospitals.
“A Bolero carrying labourers from Tufanganj and Samuktala hit a truck on State Highway 16 at Bhogramguri, near Golakata, Gopalpur gram panchayat under Mathabhanga police station,” said Subhendu Mondal, sub divisional police officer of Mathabhanga.
“Four adults, including two women, died on the spot,” said Mondal.
The deceased were identified as Ajay Sonar (32), his wife Payro Munda and their two-year-old daughter, Ratna Munda (45), her daughter (4) and Khagen Rava (35).
The deceased and those injured are residents of different villages under Samuktala police station in Alipurduar district. They were going to Siliguri to work a brick kiln as labourers when the accident happened.
The site is 20 km away from Mathabhanga sub divisional town and more than 660 km from Kolkata. Frequent road accidents have taken a toll on the state government and chief minister Mamata Banerjee is monitoring a campaign for road safety.