30 members of theatre group injured in bus accident in West Bengal

August 15th, 2008 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) At least 30 members of the well-known theatre group Bohurupee were injured in a bus accident in West Bengal, police said. “A tourist bus with 36 passengers was heading towards East Midnapore’s Contai town Friday. It skidded near Deulti in Kolkata’s twin district Howrah around 12.30 p.m. while trying to overtake a truck. At least 30 persons were injured,” police said.

Debesh Roy Chowdhury, a member of Bohurupee, said: “We were going to Contai to perform a drama ‘Patipaksha’ Friday. Five of the 30 persons were seriously injured in the accident.”

The injured persons have been taken to Uluberia General Hospital in Howrah and SSKM Hospital in Kolkata.

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