A passenger bus and a truck collided on Mathabhanga State Highway-16 in Cooch Behar district on Wednesday morning. 10 passengers on the bus were seriously injured in the accident.
Local residents said that a truck going from Mathabhanga to Cooch Behar collided with a Siliguri-bound passenger bus in the Kalibari area adjacent to the Panchanan bridge. The incident happened due to dense fog.
On hearing the screams of the passengers at the sound of the collision, the local people rushed for help and rescued the passengers, and sent them to the Mathabhanga Departmental Hospital. Due to the accident, the traffic on that road was stalled for a long time.
As soon as the news of the accident was received, the police and a fire engine from Mathabhanga police station reached the spot. After this, the police seized both the vehicles involved in the accident and brought them to the police station. Police have started investigating the accident.