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Minister escapes crash

Cooch Behar, June 7: Bengal tourism minister Dinesh Dakua had a narrow escape this evening when his car collided with a truck near Mansai bridge, about 24 km from here.

Police said Dakua was on his way home to Mathabhanga after attending a meeting when his Ambassador hit the truck, coming from the opposite direction.

While both Dakuas driver and his security guard were badly injured, the minister escaped with minor bruises. The two injured men have been admitted to the sub-divisional hospital in Mathabhanga.

Dakua has returned home.

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