In a tragic incident, five people, including two children, were killed when the car they were traveling in collided head-on with a truck in Nadia, West Bengal on Friday morning.
Police said the two boys were brothers, one was 7 while the other was 11. While their father was driving the vehicle, their grandmother and a relative were also in the vehicle. All five died on the spot.
“They were coming from Raiganj in Uttar Dinajpur in North Bengal and on their way to a relative in Bethuadahari in Nadia district. The accident happened around 7 a.m. The victims were rushed to the local Bethuadahari Hospital where they were pronounced dead upon arrival,” a police officer said.
The accident happened when the SUV, traveling south, had to change lanes because the road was finished. He collided head-on with an oncoming truck. The accident took place on the NH 12.
The SUV was badly damaged and both vehicles fell into a roadside ditch after breaking through the guard wall. Local residents rushed the injured to the local hospital, but doctors pronounced them dead. The driver and helper of the truck were on the run.
Four of the five people who died have been identified.
“We have yet to determine the identity of the fifth man. But it appears he was a relative,” an officer said.