Eight people killed in bus accident at Nadia

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Agosto 9, 2017

Kolkata: At least eight persons were killed and 25 injured when a bus fell into a canal in West Bengal's Nadia on Tuesday. The bus was speeding and lost control near Islampur village under Tehatta sub-division of Nadia district, according to local sources. An eyewitness said, "The bus was on its way from Krishnagar to Karimpur". Six of the dead were identified to be Nijamuddin Mondal, Benjira Bibi, Rehana Bibi, Rejaul Karim Mondal, Khushi Halder and Bishakha Halder. "The number of injured can not be confirmed because some have been let off from the hospital".

"We have seized the bus while its driver is still absconding", a local police official told IBNS.

The bus has been pulled out of the canal and kept at Tehatta Police Station. Police are investigating the matter.

The state government has announced a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased.

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