At least five people lost their lives and several others were injured when their Scorpio vehicle collided head-on with a truck in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district last night.
The police suspected that the Scorpio car might have lost track to poor visibility due to dense fog in the late-night hours and rammed into the lorry truck.
The accident took place at Demdima near Birpara area of the district. The collision was so powerful that the Scorpio was reduced to scrap.
Post the accident the local traders have jointly decided to shut down the Dinbazar Market of Birpara to mourn the death of the people.
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