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Shower Triggers Trouble On Road, 2 Died In Accident

2016-07-03 06:56


Krishnanagar, July 3:The heavy shower during the past 48 hours has triggered troubles on roads leading to accidents across the state including Nadia where at least two persons died and five injured in four separate incidents. 
Sankar Ghosh, 51, a hardware trader crushed to death late on Saturday night when the maruti Alto he was travelling amidst heavy rain lost control and rammed on the back of a stationary lorry in Kamgachi village near Ranaghat on Ranaghat-Krishnanagar bypass. 
Ghosh, a resident of Krishnanagar died on the spot, while his driver was seriously injured. 
Police sources said that the poor visibility due to heavy rain led the driver to go beyond the edge of the road and hit the lorry on its back. 
In another incident, the Taherpur police on Sunday morning recovered body of a biker close to a level crossing on Ranaghat-Krishnanagar railway stretch. 
Police sources said that the biker most probably lost control while crossing the railway tracks fast amidst heavy rain. However, the body could not be identified till report last came in. 
In another incident five persons were injured when a trekker lost control and hit a lorry on Sunday morning while trying to doge a waterlogged pothole on NH34 near Birohi in Chakdaha. 
The injured persons were rushed to JNM hospital. 
In another incident, a school teacher identified as Anupam Modak, suffered head injury and broken his collar bones in Santipur last evening when his bike skidded on a rain soaked road while trying to avoid pot hole. 
The teacher was first rushed to Santipur state general hospital, from where he was shifted to Saktinagar district hospital in Krishnanagar. But, as his condition deteriorated, the family members took him to a private hospital in Calcutta last night. 
As the downpour and subsequent water logging has washed away top layers, the roads in many places have become quite risky to ride. 
The number of road accidents may increase in the coming 24 hours as the met office indicated incessant rain due presence of above 61% to 90% cloud in the climate in the district. 
According to state agricultural department an average 40mm rainfall was recorded in Krishnanagar town during the past 24 hours. 

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