Gangarampur, Sep 2 : At least five people were killed, three of them Civic Volunteers and three others wounded seriously when goods laden truck ploughed through a roadside tea stall on the National Highway 512 in West Bengal's South Dinajpur district in the wee hours today.
The critically injured three people were first taken to the Gangarampur hospital, about 400 km south of Kolkata, and later shifted to the Malda Medical College and Hospital when their condition further deteriorated for multiple wounds.
Among the dead were three Civic Volunteers, (Para-Traffic Police) and two others who were having tea early in the morning.
All the five died on the spot, police investigating the truck accident said.
The trick driver and his helper fled abandoning the vehicle, which remained immobile by the impact of the crash, which happened at around 0230 hours.
Of the five killed, three have been identified as the Civic Volunteers and two identified as the residents.
The mishap happened while the truck was negotiating a narrow bridge on way to Buniadpur in the district. (UNI)