10 van passengers die of electrocution in West Bengal: cops
Cooch Behar, West Bengal:
As many as 10 people have died in Cooch Behar, West Bengal, after a van carrying passengers en route to Jalpesh was electrocuted, police said on Sunday evening.
Shortly after the incident, the passengers were rushed to hospital where 16 out of 27 people in the van were referred to Jalpaiguri Hospital for treatment as they sustained minor injuries during the crash. the incident.
According to the police, the incident may have taken place due to the wiring of the DJ system generator in the van.
“Today around 12:00 an incident occurred at Dharla Bridge under Mekhliganj PS where a van carrying passengers en route to Jalpesh was electrocuted. Preliminary investigation reveals that it could be due to the wiring of the generator ( DJ system) which was installed in the rear of the vehicle,” said Additional Police Superintendent Matabhanga Amit Varma.
“They have been brought to Changrabandha BPHC. The attending physician has referred 16 out of 27 people to Jalpaiguri District Hospital for better treatment. They have minor injuries but require further examination. 10 people have been declared dead by the attending physician,” the police official added.
He informed that all the passengers are from Sitalkuchi area and their families have been informed about the tragic incident.
“The vehicle was seized but the driver escaped. Senior officers are at the scene. Police are coordinating rescue and any assistance needed,” Varma said.
Further investigation into the matter is ongoing.
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