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Three killed in West Bengal bus mishap

By: IBNS

Kolkata, Sep 13 (IBNS): At least three people were killed and several others injured after a public bus crashed into a truck at Ramganj in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, on Wednesday early morning, reports said.

According to reports, a Balurghat to Siliguri bound privately-run bus suddenly lost its control and hit a truck from behind on NH 31 at around 5:30 am
 
At least 25 persons were injured in the mishap. They were rushed to Islampur Sub-Divisional Hospital where three of them were declared brought dead.
 
A local police official said that seven persons were shifted to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital as their conditions deteriorated.
 
"Two of the deceased have been identified as bus driver Biman Mahanta and a passenger Nitya Barman. Identity of the third person is yet to be established," a senior official of North Dinajpur district police told IBNS. 
 
Police, however, have seized both the bus and truck. Driver of the truck is absconding.
 
(Reporting by Deepayan Sinha)