Ten killed as bus plunges onto railway track from bridge in Kolkata

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Kolkata, July 4 (ANI): Atleast ten persons, including three women, were killed and 40 others injured when a mini bus carrying passengers fell from the over bridge onto a railway track of the Howrah station here on Saturday.

Survivors of the accident have been rescued and shifted to a nearby hospital.

The mishap occurred around 4 p.m. this afternoon. Eyewitnesses said the bus was trying to overtake another vehicle, when the driver lost control and fell down to the tracks of platform number 12 of the railway station, almost 50 feet below.

The bus was plying on the Nasirganj-Kichripur route.

Sameer Goswami, Chief Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Railway, confirmed the tragic event, but could not exactly reveal how many persons had been injured.

Railway traffic movement in the area has been disrupted, Goswami said, but added that the authorities are working to resume it.

The railway authorities have switched off high tension power supply from platform number 10 to 23.

Local train services on platform numbers one to five are unaffected. (ANI)

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