Seven pilgrims were killed and
11 injured when a bus, on way from Tarapith to Kolkata,
overturned on NH 2 at Gurap in Hooghy district today.
The bus, carrying over 30 pilgrims from Vaishali district
in Bihar, was on a tour of religious places in the region and
had arrived at Tarapith Kali temple only yesterday from
Deoghar's Basukinath temple in neighbouring Jharkhand, Burdwan
Superintendent of Police S M H Mirza said.
The accident spot was not very far away from Burdwan
The 11 injured were being treated at Burdwan Medical
College and Hospital where the condition of some was stated to
be critical, Mirza said.
The SP said the driver probably lost control and the
vehicle overturned twice as local people started rescue
operation soon afterwards alerted by the screams.
Other injured passengers of the bus were being treated
at Dhaniakhali Rural Hospital.