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WB: Five killed, two injured in road accident

Five pedestrians were today run over by a speeding van in Gholgaria area of the district, police said.

india Updated: Aug 21, 2012 08:49 IST
PTI

Five pedestrians were on Sunday run over by a speeding van in Gholgaria area of the district, police said.

A group of seven youths were walking on the road when they were crushed to death by the vehicle coming from behind, SP Mukesh Kumar said.

While five persons died on the spot, the two youths injured in the incident are being treated at the district hospital, he said.

A manhunt has been launched to nab the absconding driver.

First Published: Aug 19, 2012 12:03 IST