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Coffins arrive

Kharagpur, Oct. 21: They had gone to the hills for a cool vacation but returned in coffins.

The bodies of the four victims of the cable car crash arrived here tonight. Fifteen members from five families of Kaushalya and Bulbulchak in the town had gone to Darjeeling. Four were killed, 11 injured.

Thousands — residents, district officials, politicians and policemen — lined the highway to receive Bratati Mondal, Biswajit Mondal, Meenakshi Pratihar and Tanushri Maity.

The grief in the air was tinged with anger as some of the mourners complained that a compensation of Rs 1 lakh per family “was just not enough”. B.K. Mondal, whose son and his wife died, demanded action against those responsible.

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