3 passengers lose arms in a scrape by bus and truck

18 Jul 2017

Arms of three passengers were ripped off from elbow after the moving bus carrying them scraped against the side of a speeding truck in South 24 Parganas district today, police said.
The accident occurred at Gangarampur under Bishnupur police station when the three bus passengers, including a woman, were sitting by the window with their elbows sticking out. While two of the severed hands fell on the road, the third one went inside the driver's cabin of the truck laden with fish, police said. The truck driver threw the hand back inside the private bus plying in route number SD-26 and fled with the vehicle.
The injured passengers were first taken to Amtala hospital and then to a hospital in Kolkata. Both the bus and truck were going towards Kolkata and were racing each other, police said. The bus was seized but the driver fled while the truck driver ran away with the vehicle.