Kolkata, Aug 6: At least 12 pilgrims hailing from Jharkhand were killed and 13 injured when a truck hit a stranded bus on Durgapur Expressway at Chanditala in Hooghly District of West Bengal early this morning.
The victims were on their way to the Shiva temple at Tarakeswar in Hooghly District from Deoghar in Jharkhand.
They were standing near the stranded bus after it broke down near Kapapharia. The mishap occurred when the truck mowed them down and hit the bus.
The injured were sent to Srirampur Walsh, Uttarpara State General and Calcutta Medical College hospitals.