Siliguri, Sep 4: Six persons, two of them children, were killed and four others wounded critically when a group of 10 tribal people died after the Bolero car they were travelling in hit a parked truck in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district, police said today.
The mishap happened at Bhogramguri on Mathabhanga-Siliguri highway around 01 00 hours of the day when the victims, all seasonal labourers, along with their family members were heading for Bihar to work in a brick field, district police super Bholanath Pandey said.
The dead include Ratna Munda,45, Ajoy Sona, 30, Som Sona, 30, and Pareya Munda. The identity of the two children was not yet known. The four injured people have been admitted to Mathabhanga Mohokuma hospital in critical state.
Eye witnesses and police said about nine people from Toofanganj and Alipurduar have been travelling on the four-wheeler on way to Bihar for work when the car hit a parked truck from behind and turned turtle.
Police and the local people immediately evacuated altogether 10 people, of them six have died so far. While four adults died on the spot, two children succumbed to the injuries in the hospital. The injured were identified as Bhudia Munda, 40, Mona Munda,35, Samara Munda 40 and Biraj Munda (12). (UNI)