Nabendyu Bhattacharya, Sting Newz Correspndent, Nadia: 8 persons were killed and 7 other injured when a (Mahindra Maxima) pick up van collided head on with a truck at Jugpur under Nakashipara police station area in Nadia on NH 34 at around 5.30 pm. on Sunday, police said.
All the victims were returning to Krishnagar-Dignagar in Nadia by the said vehicle after completing a picnic at Bethuadahari forest in Nadia. The accident happened at just about one Kilometer away from the picnic spot.
According to the primary investigation of police, after over take a truck with a high speed, the pick up van came face to face to a running truck from opposite direction and collided head on. The van which was carrying 17 persons, overturned.
The locals rushed to the spot and took the injured persons to Bethuadahari hospital. 8 were declared dead there. 5 out of injured 7 were referred to Shaktinagar Hospital in Krishnagar. Two were kept in Bethuadahari block primary Hospital for treatment.
The victims were from the pick up van and identified as Joy Das (30), Sagar Bath (15), Arup Nath (25), Sourav Nath (17), Angshu Nath (12),Bijay Nath (20),Ujjal Dutta (45), and Malay Sarkar (18).
Bethuadahari forest where the victims went for picnic is about 25 Kilometer away from their residents at Krishnagar-Dignagar.