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WB: 12 killed in oil tanker-bus collision

Twelve people were killed and 15 injured when an oil tanker rammed into a Puri-bound tourist bus at Debra in West Midnapore district early on Friday.

india Updated: Oct 21, 2011 09:40 IST
PTI

Twelve people were killed and 15 injured when an oil tanker rammed into a Puri-bound tourist bus at Debra in West Midnapore district early on Friday.

The bus had stopped at Debra for a while when the oil tanker hit it from behind, killing 12 passengers, including eight women, police said.

The bus was badly damaged in the mishap.

The passengers from Durgachak in East Midnapore district were going on a pilgrimage to Puri.

The injured passengers were sent to the Midnapore Sadar Hospital and the SSKM Hospital in Kolkata by the police.

First Published: Oct 21, 2011 09:38 IST