Three killed after vehicle falls into ditch in Kalimpong
The deceased people were identified as Tilak Mandal, a resident of South 24 Parganas near Kolkata, Sukla Kundu and Sahil Saha, both residents of Siliguri. Shah was the driver
Three persons were killed after the vehicle in which they were travelling fell in a roadside ditch in the early hours of Saturday in north Bengal’s Kalimpong, police said.
Kalimpong, superintendent of police (SP) Aparajita Rai, said they were returning to Siliguri after attending a marriage ceremony at Banarhat in Jalpaiguri.
“The victims were travelling in a Bolero and were returning after attending a marriage ceremony. Near Mongpong, the driver lost control and fell into a roadside ditch. Two persons died on the spot. The driver succumbed at a private hospital in Siliguri,” the SP said.
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Six other passengers who sustained injuries were rushed to the hospital, the SP added.
The deceased people were identified as Tilak Mandal, a resident of South 24 Parganas near Kolkata, Sukla Kundu and Sahil Saha, both residents of Siliguri. Shah was the driver.
A preliminary investigation by the police suggests that the vehicle was over-speeding, due to which the driver lost control and first hit a road divider and later rolled down a roadside ditch.
Police said that an investigation into the matter was launched.