17 killed in two road accidents in West Bengal

While seven persons died in South 24 Parganas district, six others fell victim to another accident in Malda.

Published: 15th August 2019 01:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th August 2019 10:41 AM   |  A+A-

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MALDA/CANNING: Seventeen persons were killed and 11 others were injured in two separate road accidents in West Bengal’s South 24-Parganas and Malda districts in the past 24 hours.

Seven members of a family, including two women, were killed when their car skidded off the road in the rain and fell into a roadside pond at Bishnupur in South 24 Parganas district at around 6 am on Thursday All seven persons drowned in the pond.

The driver fled after the accident.

Meanwhile, in Malda district, six persons were killed and 11 others injured when a speeding lorry rammed into a stationary SUV carrying wedding guests, The accident occurred at Kaliachak by the side of National Highway-34.

The SUV fell into a roadside ditch after it was hit by the lorry at around 12.30 am. The driver, who fled after the accident, was later arrested, police said.

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