The condition of the injured person is stated to be critical. (Photo Credit: Photo For Representation)
Four persons were killed and one injured after their car collided with a dumper truck at Birpara area in West Bengal’s Alipurduar district on Friday, police said.
The MUV they were travelling in was left in a mangled state following the accident that took place early morning, they said. All the five men were rushed to a local hospital, where four were declared brought-dead, a police officer said.
The condition of the injured person is stated to be critical, he said. Police said the cause of the incident is being investigated.
There was a drop in the number of deaths in road accidents in Kolkata in 2019 when compared to 2018, data released by traffic police showed. Two hundred and sixty-seven people died in 260 accidents in 2019, while 294 deaths had occurred in 283 accidents a year before that, the data showed. The report, termed "accident analysis", also showed there were 1,804 non-fatal accidents in 2019, resulting in injuries to 2,012 people, and 2,162 injuries in 1,961 such cases in 2018. According to the data, the number of bikers dead in road accidents fell significantly from 82 in 2018 to 58 last year. There were 50 fatal accidents in 2018 involving two-wheelers without helmet, the same was 20 last year.