Elderly woman killed, 20 injured as vehicle overturns in Bengal

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Barasat (WB), Feb 18 (PTI) An 80-year-old woman was killed and 20 others were injured when a mini-truck carrying them overturned in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Thursday, police said.

The accident occurred at Gopalpore under Gaighata police station area.

Around 50 people were travelling to Thakurnagar from Guma in two mini-trucks to attend a programme, and one of the vehicles overturned killing 80-year-old Mani Bala Pal and injuring 20 others, the police said.

The injured were taken to Barasat State General Hospital and RG Kar Medical College and Hospital.

The condition of nine of the injured was serious.

The driver of the vehicle fled the spot after the accident, police said. PTI CORR SBN NN NN