Eight picnickers dead, seven injured in Bengal road accident

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Kolkata, Jan 16: Eight persons who were after a day-long picnic were crushed to death and seven others were injured when their pick-up van collided head on with a truck in West Bengal’s Nadia district on Sunday, police said.

The accident held at around 5.30 p.m. at Jugpur Bazar on National Highway 34.

The injured have been admitted in a local hospital.

Four of the injured were in critical condition, said Nakashipara police station officer-in-charge Mukul Mia.

The victims were returning after a picnic party at Bethuadahari.

 Wefornews Bureau

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