Kolkata: Accident claims techie, seventh victim in festive week – Times of India

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KOLKATA: A 24-year-old techie, riding a colleague’s motorbike, was killed and the colleague riding pillion was severely injured after they dashed into the guardrails of Ultadanga flyover on Saturday morning.
They were partying the whole night since Dashami evening. Sachin Kumar Ojha (24), a resident of Bhadreswar in Hooghly and Debanjan Pal (25) — both employees of a software development company in Sector V — were severely injured in the 8am accident and were taken to RG Kar Medical College and Hospital by cops. Ojha succumbed to his injuries, while Pal is still under treatment.
Saturday’s accident was the seventh fatal road accident in the city during the festive week. Between October 8 and 16, 19 road accidents took place in the city, claiming lives of 7 and leaving 38 others injured.
On Navami evening, a 26-year-old youth riding a bike was killed after a car made a sudden halt on the Maa flyover near Silver Spring and two bikes including the one being ridden by 26-year-old Ankit Sarkar crashed into the car from behind. In the early hours of Panchami, a newly-wed couple riding a motorbike met with a ghastly accident on EM Bypass near Captains Bheri when the rider Indrajit Dey, a resident of Bansdroni lost control and rammed into the median divider around 2am.
On Dashami afternoon, 24-year-old Sandip Naskar — riding pillion with a friend – was killed after the rider hit a roadside tree on Tardah Road near Mousalgram.

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