Accident Kills 6 Children in North Dinajpur


Raiganj: A tragic road accident on National Highway-31 in West Bengla’s North Dinajpur on Thursday killed six school children and injured many others when the school vehicle they were travelling was rammed by a speeding lorry. The victims were students of Saint Xavier’s School in Kishenganj district in Bihar.

The accident took place when the children, all from the same village, were returning home from a school . The highway runs parallel to the border of Bengal and Bihar.

Speaking to an English Daily, District Magistrate of Kishanganj Animesh Kumar Parashar said, “Five children are dead in the accident and others have been sent to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital.”

According to Akram Niyaz, who visited the accident site later, the truck was on the wrong lane and the jeep driver could not see it coming in. He said the death toll could be more than ten as the condition of the injured are critical.