A 61-year-old woman from the outskirts of Calcutta who was on a trip to the Dooars with her family, died in a road accident in Jalpaiguri on Sunday.
Sources said that an SUV carrying four tourists on a jungle safari to Gorumara National Park of the district collided head-on with another SUV. Pratima Dey, from Madhyamgram of North 24-Parganas, died.
“The vehicle with the tourists was moving towards the Kalakhawa watchtower of the national park. It rammed into the vehicle near Mahakaldham on the Chalsa-Maynaguri road,” said an officer of the Kranti police outpost.
A police team rushed them to Maynaguri block hospital.
“The on-duty doctors pronounced the elderly woman dead. Others were shifted to the super-specialty hospital in Jalpaiguri," said Dibyendu Deb, a representative of Lataguri Resort Owners’ Association.
The injured are Premesh Kumar Mallick, Madhu Mallick, Mir Mallick and driver Suman Kar.