4 mowed down by dumper in Bengal

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(Eds: Updates death toll) Barddhaman (WB), Feb 14 (PTI) Four persons, including three members of a family, were mowed down by a speeding dumper on National Highway 2 in West Bengal's Purba Barddhaman district on Sunday, police said.

The incident took place in Alisha area as the daily- wagers were crossing the highway to catch a bus to their workplace in Bankura district when a Kolkata-bound dumper ran over them and fled the spot, a police officer said.

The three family members, including a couple and their daughter-in-law, were taken to a state-run hospital, where doctors declared them dead, the officer said.

The fourth person, the family's neighbour, later succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment at another hospital, he added. PTI COR ACD ACD