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West Midnapore: At least 6 dead, 25 injured in road accident in Bengal


Kharagpur: At least six persons were killed and 25 others injured when a bus they were travelling fell into a roadside ditch at Satkui in West Midnapore district today, police said.

The mishap happened at around 3.15 PM when the bus, travelling from Mohanpur to Sabang, fell into a ditch on the roadside, West Midnapore Superintendent of Police Alok Rajoria told PTI. The SP said the mishap took place when the driver tried to save a motorcycle that suddenly came in front of the bus.

“Six persons have died in the accident. And as per our information at least 25 others are treated at a nearby hospital,” Rajoria said.

Ironically, this week India is celebrating Road safety week from January 11 to January 17.