13 killed, 18 injured in road accident due to fog in India

13 killed, 18 injured in road accident due to fog in India
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  • calendar-gray 23 March 2021

Due to reduced visibility caused by fog, 13 persons were killed and 18 injured in an accident in Dhupguri city of West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Tuesday night, APA reports citing India Today.

Thirteen persons, including two men, six women and four kids, were killed when the bus transporting wedding guests to Dhupguri from Churabhandar Lal School met with an accident near Jaldhaka Bridge on the national highway, according to Jalpaiguri Superspeciality Hospital sources.

Four of the 18 injured were taken to Jalpaiguri Superspecialty Hospital, three to North Bengal Medical College, and one person has been admitted to Jalpaiguri Sadar Hospital.

According to police sources, commercial vehicle Tata Magic, a Maruti van, and a car were travelling towards Dhupguri, when the first vehicle suddenly collided head-on with a truck due to reduced visibility caused by fog. The truck driver lost control and the minivan and the car coming from the opposite direction collided.

The passengers were eventually hit by boulders that rolled off the truck.

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