7 die as MUV collides with truck in Burdwan

26 Mar 2017

Eight persons were killed and one was injured when a multi utility vehicle (MUV) collided with a truck in Burdwan district today, police said.
The MUV was on its way to Samudragarh in Kalna sub-division of Burdwan district when it collided with the potato laden truck near Panagarh in the wee hours, the police said. Seven persons died on the spot while the two injured were shifted to Burdwan Medical College Hospital (BMCH). One of the injured succumbed to injuries at the BMCH hospital, they added.
The accident occurred at Dhobaru Jungle near Morgram on the Panagarh-Morgram state Highway. All the victims were travelling in the van, which was returning from a fair at Patharchapri in Birbhum district. Meanwhile, the police are investigating into the tragedy and the driver of the truck is still on the run.
It may be added here that more than a dozen big accidents have occurred in Burdwan district in the past one week in which so far more than 20 people have died. Earlier this month eminent musical personality Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee was killed in a road accident. (PTI)