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Bus falls into canal in West Bengal's Murshidabad, at least 6 dead

Bus falls into canal in West Bengal's Murshidabad, at least 6 dead

The incident took place in the Doulatabad village of the district's Berhampore subdivision when the driver of the bus lost control of the vehicle while it was passing through a bridge and rammed through the railing before falling into the canal.

Some passengers who were rescued told reporters said the driver of the bus was talking on the phone while driving.

Six bodies have been recovered so far and many injured have been rescued.

"Many people are feared dead as the passengers are trapped inside the bus for more than four hours".

A huge police force is now at the spot, trying to lift the bus from the river with cranes. The injured have been admitted to Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata.

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Two persons died and several were missing while few passengers managed to come out of the bus.

The accident happened when the bus was crossing the Balighat Bridge.

"The bus plunged so deep into the river that it could not be located initially". Bengal transport minister Suvendu Adhikari, additional chief secretary (transport) Alapan Bandyopadhyay along with additional director general (traffic) have rushed to the spot in a helicopter from Kolkata after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee instructed them to go to the spot to supervise the rescue operation.

As local people raced to the rescue, an angry crowd hit out at the police, accusing them of arriving late. The crowd even threw stones at the policemen and set one vehicle on fire. The police had to use teargas to quell the protests, according to NDTV.


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