Domjur Accident: According to police sources, a small lorry loaded with betel nuts from Mecheda was going to Shyambazar in Kolkata. He was supposed to go to Barrackpore in the North Twenty-four Parganas after unloading there
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Howrah: The early morning jhim had not yet passed. Roadside shanty shops were just opening. Suddenly, the entire area woke up with a loud noise. Local shopkeepers and passers-by saw the scene first. Some people are lying in a bloody state scattered in the middle of the road. The road is covered in blood. A lorry is overturned on the side. Scattered betel nut. A body was buried under the lorry. By the time he’s dragged out, it’s over. Terrible accident in Domgagar shop on Tuesday morning. One person died after a lorry loaded with betel nuts overturned. Seven others were injured. The accident happened around 6:30 in the morning.
According to police sources, the small lorry loaded with betel nuts from Mecheda was going to Kolkata’s Shyambazar. He was supposed to go to Barrackpore in the North Twenty-four Parganas after unloading there. On the way, the driver suddenly lost control on National Highway 16 near Salop flyover. Unable to handle it, it overturned in the middle of the road. There were some people behind the lorry. They fell out. One person died on the spot.
Local residents initially started rescue operations. Later information was given to Domjur police station. The police went and rescued the injured and took them to Howrah District Hospital. Seven injured people are now undergoing treatment. However, the doctors said that the condition of several of the injured is critical.
Initially, it is known that the accident happened due to the bursting of a wheel of the lorry while it was moving. After the accident, traffic on National Highway 16 was disrupted. The lorry involved in the accident has been towed away. Efforts are being made to gradually normalize traffic.