Eleven killed in West Bengal accident

May 15th, 2008 - 5:51 pm ICT by admin  

Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Eleven people were killed Wednesday when a van in which they were travelling collided with a bus and caught fire in West Bengal after a cow strayed across the road. The incident took place Wednesday near Alipurduar town.

“Both the vehicles rolled into a ditch and caught fire. The bus passengers escaped with minor injuries. But the people in the Maruti Omni (van) died,” a police official said.

The dead belonged to the same family and were on their way to Madarihat town in Jalpaiguri district.

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