Kolkata: Several Bengali tourists went to Sikkim from Hooghly to visit the place. The group of eight was returning from Baba Mandir, a famous tourist spot in East Sikkim and then met with an accident.
Sikkim Police sources said, eight tourists returning from a car to Baba mandir on Sunday. Among them, 7 were Bengali tourists. At around 6:30 in the evening, the vehicle fell off the road, about 400 metres down on reaching 7th Mile, JN road, while returning . Police came to the spot after the getting news. 5 people dead bodies were recovered in collaboration with local residents. It is known that they are from hooghly and Kolkata.
The deceased have been identified as Kakila Bose (42), Shenasish Bose (58), Soma Kar (32),Sandeep Kar (44), Subhajit Bose (26), all from Hoogly, West Bengal, police said. Besides, two other tourists, Mouma Basu and Bhulu Kar, were injured. The driver was rescued and sent to the hospital. The injured are being treated at the local hospital.