At least 16 people have been killed in a road accident in India’s Nadia district of West Bengal. Five people were injured. News of Hindustan Times.
The accident took place in Nadia’s Phulbari area late Saturday night when a lorry laden with stones collided with a hearse. The local police reported this information.
Nadia’s Hanskhali police officials said that a group of cremators was going to Nadia’s Navadwip crematorium from Bagda area of North 24 Parganas in a hearse last night. The driver of the hearse lost control in Phulbari area of Hanskhali in Nadia. The car hit a lorry laden with stones parked on the road. It caused casualties.
At least 18 people died on the spot in the accident. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital.
Locals say the hearse was hit by reckless speed and heavy fog.
Police have started investigation into the cause of the accident.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar tweeted condolences to the victims of the accident.
Amit Shah tweeted that the road accident in Nadia district of West Bengal is very sad. He expressed his condolences to the victims of the accident. Wishing the injured a speedy recovery.