10 electrocuted in Bengal’s Cooch Behar district

 
10 electrocuted in Bengal’s Cooch Behar district

Kolkata: Ten people travelling in a pick-up van in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal were electrocuted and six injured, the police said. The accident occurred because of a copper wire that caused short-circuit in a generator kept in the rear portion of the vehicle. The van carrying 36 people was going to Alpesh temple near Maynaguri in Jalpaiguri district of the state.

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According to some survivors, the tragedy struck them when they were crossing Dharala Bridge on the Jamaladaha-Changrabandha state highways. Once the van reached the Jalpaiguri district hospital, its driver went missing. Meanwhile, the district administration ordered a probe into the accident.