13 killed, 25 injured in road accident

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Hoogly, Aug 6 (UNI) Altogether 13 pilgrims from Bihar were killed and 25 others injured when a truck hit a stranded bus on Durgapur Expressway at Kapasari under the Chanditala police station area in Hoogly district early today.

Police said at least 42 devotees from Kaimur and Rohtas districts of Bihar were on the way to Tarakeshwar temple in Hoogly district and Kalighat temple in Kolkata after paying their homage at Babadham in Deoghar district of Jharkhand when the bus stopped at Kapasari following some technical fault.

A speedy truck from the opposite direction hit it, killing 13 people on the spot while 25 others sustained severe injuries, police said, adding the injured were rushed to Chanditala Rural Hospital.

Later, ten of them were referred to the Uttarpara State General Hospital and six to the Kolkata Medical college in critical condition, Police said.

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