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13 dead in road accident in West Bengal due to 'fog'

13 dead in road accident in West Bengal due to 'fog'

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Gangtok: At least 13 people died in a road accident in West Bengal district Jalpaiguri's Dhupgiri city on Tuesday night. According to reports, the accident happened due to 'low visibility.'

Around 18 people have been injured in the accident and have been admitted to a hospital.

Officials said that a vehicle collided head-on with a boulder loaded truck whose driver lost control of the vehicle and hit the divider and slipped towards its right side.

Two other vehicles coming from the wrong side collided into the body of the truck due to which boulders loaded in the vehicle fell on them.

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A small lorry in front of the truck was also damaged. In all, four vehicles got damaged.

The circle inspector of Dhupguri and his team reached the road accident in West Bengal spot within 10 minutes of the incident.

Locals along with police officials assisted in rescuing the injured at the spot.

Officials said that the road is now cleared.

The driver of the truck survived the accident and has been detained.

Treatment of injured at the nearby hospital is being monitored.

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