Nine folks, together with 8 girls farm labourers, died when an autorickshaw and a state shipping bus collided on National Highway-60 in Bengal’s Birbhum district on Tuesday afternoon, a senior police officer mentioned.
The incident happened at Mallarpur close to Rampurhat when the overcrowded autorickshaw collided head-on with the South Bengal State Transport Corporation (SBSTC) bus.
Birbhum district Superintendent of Police Nagendra Nath Tripathi mentioned that the 8 girls have been passengers of the three-wheeler and the 9th sufferer its motive force.
The girls have been returning house from a paddy box, he mentioned.
Their our bodies had been taken to Arambagh sanatorium, the place autopsy might be performed, the police officer mentioned.
The bus used to be on its option to Durgapur from Arambagh when the collision befell.
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