Five people died and 20 were injured on Tuesday as the bus they were travelling in fell into a canal in West Bengal's Hooghly district, the police said. The bus, heading for Kolkata, fell into the Dakatia Khal at Haripal, near Gojarmore at around 9 am, injuring 15 people, SP Sukesh Jain told PTI.
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The injured passengers were rushed to a hospital in Haripal.
Locals and policemen rushed to the spot for rescue operation which is underway.