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Nine killed in West Bengal road mishap

At least nine people were killed on Monday when the Tata Sumo, in which they were travelling.

india Updated: May 01, 2006 17:02 IST
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At least nine people were killed on Monday when the Tata Sumo, in which they were travelling, lost control and overturned in Hooghly district of West Bengal.

Police said that a group of 14 people were on their way to Tarakeshwar in Hooghly district to offer prayers at the well-known Shiva temple.

The accident occurred near Chinsurah, about 50 km from Kolkata, on Delhi Road as a cyclist suddenly came in front of their vehicle.

The Sumo skidded off the road, hit a tree and overturned, killing six people on the spot, including the cyclist.

Three more succumbed to their injuries in the Chinsurah hospial.

Six others, including a child, were in a critical condition.

Eight of the victims are from the same family.

First Published: May 01, 2006 17:02 IST