India Vehicle Accident

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Published Thursday, December 27, 2018

At least four people were killed and more than 20 injured when a bus collided head-on with a truck in West Midnapore district of West Bengal on Wednesday morning, police said.

The accident took place around 7:10 am Chandrakona area, about 132 km west of state capital Kolkata.

"Four persons died and more than 26 were injured in the accident. The condition of some of the injured is critical," West Midnapore's superintendent of police Alok Rajoria said.

Road accidents have become a headache for the state government with chief minister Mamata Banerjee encouraging a campaign with the slogan 'Safe Drive, Save Life'.

While Banerjee has been regularly urging drivers to adopt safe practices on the road, police in the state have taken novel measures of stopping vehicles on highways and offering drivers water to splash on their face and hot tea to sip to fight sleep.
Source: DORRIS