At least four persons were killed and seven others injured when a bus plunged into the Ghogra Canal after breaking the railing of a bridge in Murshidabad district on Monday, police said.
The bus of West Bengal transport service "Nigam" crashed into Daulatabad bridge on Bahrampur-Domkol road and fell into the river around 6:00 am while it was heading towards Nadia from Karimpur, reports our local correspondent quoting witnesses.
30 deaths have been confirmed in an accident in Murshidabad district in West Bengal in which a Bus fell into Ajay river from the Bally bridge. The injured have been admitted to Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee rushed to the spot by Monday afternoon and announced compensation. "Later, 34 more people were found dead after the bus was partially lifted from the canal and rescuers managed to enter and extricate the bodies", said a civic official.
While the nine survivors, who were able to swim to the bank or were rescued by local fishermen, claimed that the bus driver was speaking over the phone while driving, the state government said that the accident took place when the bus maneuvered left to escape head-on collision with the truck coming from the opposition direction.
Rs 50,000 would be given to the other injured persons, she said. Locals say that the number of casualties may rise as several people are feared trapped inside the submerged bus. He also alleged that by the time police arrived, a huge crowd had already gathered and were working on the rescue operations. When a fire engine arrived, stones were hurled at it. Police had to use tear gas to disperse the angry mob.