Two persons died and three others were injured when an SUV collided with a bus on NH27 in Bastadangi under Dalkhola police station of North Dinajpur early on Wednesday.
Police sources said the SUV headed to Kishanganj from Dalkhola collided with a private bus, which apparently was plying on the wrong lane on the highway, near Bastadangi.
“Locals rescued the victims and rushed them to a hospital in Islampur. Two of them were declared brought dead and three are under treatment,” said a source. The deceased have been identified as Mohammad Ramzan, 37, and Mohammad Laden, 32, both residents of Lahasara, a locality in ward 13 of Dalkhola town.
The police have seized both the vehicles and started a probe.
In another incident, the body of a woman was found floating in a swamp near the Balurghat railway station in South Dinajpur district on Wednesday morning.
Police suspect murder as there were injury marks on the body of the 40yearold housewife.
According to sources, Pata Burman, a resident of Boaldar, had been missing since Tuesday. “She went out to get herself vaccinated at a nearby health centre but did not return home,” said a source.
The police said they were waiting for the postmortem report.