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2 die in crash

Kalimpong, June 24: Two employees of private companies died when the SUV they were travelling in rolled down a hillside at Birikdara on NH31A last night.

The driver of the Siliguri-bound vehicle that was hired by the deceased was injured in the accident. Birikdara is 30km from here.

Police said the dead were Partho Chatterjee, 30, of Kunnagar in Hooghly district, and Rajesh Singh, 34, of Purulia. While Chatterjee was an assistant manager with Airtel in Siliguri, Singh was a supervisor of the Calcutta-based PTL, a partner company of the telecom major. The driver, Dilip Gupta, has been admitted to the Kalimpong subdivisional hospital. He is out of danger.