Howrah, Nov 22 : The railway traffic on Howrah-Amta section was today disrupted after a fuel laden tanker and a container-drawn-truck involved in head-on-collision on Kona Expressway resulting instant death of the two drivers and blocked the busy highway affecting vehicular traffic between Kolkata and districts.
The accident happened at around 03: 30 near Gorpa on Kona Expressway in which both the vehicles got burnt killing the drivers on the spot and damaging the overhead wiring of the Howrah-Amta section of Indian Railway.
The accident caused injuries to some people and a police constable and left a trail of destruction, including trees in the nearby.
The tanker was carrying LPG or cooking gas.The electrical wiring on overhead and on the tracks of Howrah-Amta line damaged badly forcing the IR to suspend the train movement on the section. (UNI)