Jalpaiguri: In a tragic incident, 14 people died in an accident and 18 were injured in Dhupgiri town of Jalpaiguru district in West-Bengal last night.
The mishap took place due to reduced visibility caused by fog.
Police said, that a vehicle collided head-on with a boulder-loaded truck whose driver lost control of the vehicle, hit the divider and slipped towards its right side. Two other vehicles coming from the wrong side collided with the truck due to which boulders loaded in the vehicle fell on the vehicles. In all, four vehicles were damaged.
The local villagers along with the police officers rescued the injured from the accident site and admitted them to the hospital.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the road mishap in Dhupgiri town of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal. He announced to pay Rs 2,00,000 compensation for the relatives of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund(PMNRF)
Thedriver of the truck has been taken into custody for negligent driving.