Tuesday, 5 January 2016


Road mishap claims three lives in Cooch Behar

In a head on collision between a passenger bus and a truck on NH-31 three persons were killed and eleven others were injured at Deocharai Morh under Tufanganj sub-division in Cooch Behar district this evening.

The conductor of the ill-fated NBSTC bus, Badal Sarkar said they were going towards Baxirhat. At Deocharai Morh suddenly a truck appeared in front of the bus and the collision took place. Three persons including the driver of the bus, Shubhendu Nath Das (36) were killed on the spot. Among the killed two were women. They were Tripti Saha (50) and Usha Rani Deb (47).

Tufanganj SDO, Manish Verma said the incident happened at about 7 PM. Three persons were killed on the spot. The death toll may rise, he feared. Among the injured six persons were shifted to Tufanganj sub-divisional hospital in a seriouws condition. Five others were released out after primary medical care, he added.