Bus Submerged In Pond, Toll Rises


Howrah: One person was killed and 35 others were injured when a bus fell into a water-filled ditch at Mondalpukur in Howrah district tonight. The incident occurred on Amta-Udaynarayanpur Road when the bus was going to neighbouring Hooghly district, police said.

Locals and rescuers brought the bus out of water and sent the trapped passengers to hospital, a police officer said. While one person died on the spot, 35 others were sent to hospitals in Uluberia sub-division, the officer said, adding, five of them were stated to be in serious condition.