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18 Dead, Several Hurt As Pick-up Van Rams Into Truck

At least 18 people died and several others were injured in a road accident in Nadia district in West Bengal after a pick-up truck collided with a stone-laden vehicle parked on the side of the road.

The accident took place around 2 am under Hanskhali police station area.

About 20-25 persons were on the pick-up truck and were returning from Bagda in North 24 Parganas Saturday night after cremating a family member.

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The injured people were shifted to Shaktinagar district hospital. According to sources, the pick-up truck was being driven at a high speed in dense fog.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar expressed their condolences.

“The road accident which took place is extremely unfortunate. I express my condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this accident. May God give them the strength to overcome the loss. I wish the speedy recovery of the injured people,” tweeted Shah.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee offeres her condolences to the bereaved families & prays for the speedy recovery of the injured.

She ordered the officials to take steps to provide treatment to the injured.

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