Berhampore: At least 15 passengers were left injured after two speeding buses got involved in a major accident at Berhampore-Jalangi road and state highway. Transport services were disrupted completely as a result of the accident on Tuesday morning. The injured have been rushed to a local hospital.
As per sources, two buses were inbound to Berhampore from Domkal. They started speeding and competing against each other. Meanwhile, one of the buses tried overtaking the other, when one of it rammed into a tree near the road. After ramming, it then lost control and overturned on the road. The passengers trapped inside started crying for help. Hearing the cries, the locals rushed to the rescue. They rescued the injured and rushed them to the Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital. The police also rushed to the area.
There was a temporary disruption of traffic in the Berhampore-Jalangi road and state highway as a result of the accident. The passengers have accused the driver’s negligence behind the accident. The driver and the helper are absconding, and the police are on the look-out for them.