Kolkata, Nov 27 (PTI) One person was killed after a
speeding bike hit a moving bus near Kestopur on the arterial
VIP Road here on Friday, officials said.
Both the vehicles caught fire after the accident, they
The person riding the bike died at the spot, while the
pillion rider was taken to a nearby hospital with serious
injuries, the officials said.
No passenger on the bus was hurt as the fire was
brought under control within an hour, they added.
In another development in West Bengal”s Jalpaiguri
district, more than 20 passengers of a bus had a narrow escape
after it caught fire while it was in motion, fire and
emergency services officials said.
The incident took place at Dhupguri Station More, when
a thick smoke started billowing out of the engine of the bus.
The driver stopped the bus immediately, and the
passengers disembarked, they said.
“A fire tender reached the spot and put out the
blaze,” a Fire and Emergency Services Official at Dhupguri
A short circuit could have caused the fire, he said.
PTI DC CORR SBN
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