Kolkata: Three persons were killed and five others injured after two vehicles collided head-on in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on Monday, police said.
The accident happened at Rayarhati Taki Road within the limits of the Matia police station in Basirhat when the motor van carrying some labourers collided with the vegetable-laden mini truck, the police said, as reported by news agency PTI.
Collision is suspected to have happened due to the fog in the morning. Locals rescued the injured and admitted them to hospital.
One person died on the spot, while two others died at Bashirhat State General hospital, the report said.
Later, all the seriously injured were sent to RG Kar Hospital in Kolkata, the police said.
The driver of the mini bus has been arrested by the police.