3 dead, 11 injured as bus collides head on with truck

Cooch Behar:Three persons, including two women, were killed and eleven others were injured in a collision between a bus and a truck at Deocharai Morh under Tufanganj sub-division in Cooch Behar district this evening.

The accident happened at around 7 PM when a North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) bus was going to Baxirhat from Siliguri.

According to the NBSTC bus conductor, Badal Sarkar, at Deocharai Morh suddenly a truck came 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. Two women identified as Tripti Saha (50) and Usha Rani Deb (47) also died on the spot, Tufanganj SDO, Manish Verma said.

Among the injured, six persons were admitted to Tufanganj sub-divisional hospital in serious condition and five others were released after treatment, he added.