West Bengal: 13 Dead in Road Accident Due to Fog in Jalpaiguri District

The injured were taken to a hospital. More details are awaited.

Published: January 20, 2021 8:14 AM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Sharmita Kar

Road Accident,West Bengal

New Delhi: At least 13 people died and 18 others were injured in a road accident in Dhupguri city of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal last night, due to reduced visibility caused due to fog on Tuesday night.

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The incident happened when a minibus transporting wedding guests from Churabhandar Lal School to Dhupguri crashed head-on with a truck due to low visibility in the area. The injured were taken to a hospital.

According to police reports, a commercial vehicle Tata Magic was the first to collide against the truck, followed by a Maruti van and another car, on the national highway near Jaldhaka Bridge. Travellers were hit by boulders that fell off the truck after the accident.

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Published Date: January 20, 2021 8:14 AM IST