Balurghat: Massive collision between a public bus and a van on Thursday morning in Hili Balurghat road claims one life.
The driver of the van passed away on the spot while his eight year-old kid was rushed to Balurghat District Hospital in a critical state. Locals staged protests, ransacked the bus and stalled traffic on the Hili Balurghat stretch.
The bus, which was being driven recklessly on NH512, hit the van rickshaw coming from the opposite side. Such was the intensity of the collision, the latter’s driver Swapan Mondal succumbed to his injuries on the spot. The body has been sent for postmortem.
Police took control of the disruptive situation and restored normal traffic. They informed that the deceased driver was a resident of Hili Mathurapur and was heading towards Kamarpara village market.