At least 40 people were injured after a bus overturned at Bagnan in West Bengal’s Howrah district, approximately 53km away towards the north from Kolkata, in the early hours of Monday, police said.
“The condition of five of the injured is critical,” they said.
The accident happened around 3am when the bus, which was headed to Digha, turned turtle at Chandrapur on National Highway 16, a senior police officer said.
The injured passengers are undergoing treatment at Uluberia Sub-divisional Hospital, he said.
“There were 70 passengers in the bus. The cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained,” the officer said.
Vehicle hits bike
A biker and the pillion rider were injured when a vehicle hit the two-wheeler near the Mukundapur crossing on EM By pass around 3.30am on Sunday. Sudeb Saha, 41, was admitted to hospital, while Sanchita Saha, 35, was given first-aid.