3 Maharashtra pilgrims killed in West Bengal bus crash

Three persons were killed and 17 others injured when a bus carrying pilgrims from Maharashtra rammed into a truck in Burdwan district this morning, the police said.

Published: 15th June 2016 01:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th June 2016 01:04 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

BURDWAN (WB): Three persons were killed and 17 others injured when a bus carrying pilgrims from Maharashtra rammed into a truck in Burdwan district this morning, the police said.         

The pilgrims, who came from Latur on a month-long visit, were in their last phase of tour when the accident occurred at Fagupur.     

Police said they were returning to Latur from Gangasagar when the bus hit a stationary truck at around 10 AM, killing three persons on the spot.        

The 17 injured persons were discharged after administering first aid in a hospital.          

The three deceased were identified as Sanjay Dankhan (42), Rajmati Balsetty (65) and Ajay.   

The bus and the truck were seized.

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