Angry mob torches two buses in West Bengal

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Hoogly, Sep 29(ANI): Angry mob in West Bengal's Hoogly district on Tuesday burnt down two buses after a woman was crushed to death by a speeding bus.

The incident, which took place at the Delhi Road highway, triggered protests by the locals who also blocked the roads.

According to the locals, reckless driving by the bus driver caused the mishap.

"These kinds of accidents have been occurring for a long time here. We have asked authorities to take action so many times, but no step has been taken yet. The accident occurred today when two buses were competing with each other," said Amiya Santra, a local person.

With the rising number of road accidents, the traffic police of West Bengal have identified 33 vulnerable and dangerous crossings across the city, which they intend to monitor more strictly.

The crossings include Strand Road, Old Court House Street, Dufferin Street, Rippon Street, Howrah Bridge and CIT Road. (ANI)

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