13 Die in Road Accident in Malda

Published: 11th February 2014 10:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th February 2014 10:04 AM   |  A+A-

At least 13 people were today killed and three others injured when their car was hit by a speeding truck on NH-34 at Kaluadighi near Malda town, police said here.

In the accident, 12 men and a child died at Aat Mile area when the truck coming from the opposite side collided head on with the vehicle at about 7.30 AM, they said.

The victims were returning to their homes at Raiganj in neighbouring north Dinajpur district after attending a wedding reception at Sahapur near Malda town.

The highway has been closed after the accident. The police and fire brigade personnel have rushed to the spot, sources said.

The injured people have been taken to Malda Medical College and Hospital, the police said.

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