Malda (West Bengal), Sep 5 (ANI): At least eight people were killed and several others injured in a road accident on Sunday in West Bengal's Malda District.
The mishap took place when a speeding vehicle, carrying 17 passengers, tried to overtake a truck and in the process collided with another truck on a National Highway-34 in the district's Karandighi area.
The travellers have received grave injuries, including wounds on the head.
As soon as the accident took place, locals rushed to the site and took out the dead and the injured from the mangled vehicle, and carried them to a nearby hospital.
"One Trekker (an SUV), comprising of 17 passengers and a driver, collided head-on with a truck. Out of these, eight have already died and others are seriously injured. All the passengers and driver have been admitted to Malda Sadar (district) Hospital," said Kalyan Mukherjee, Additional Superintendent of Police.
The condition of three of them is said to be critical. By Tarak Sarkar (ANI)