A bus full of passengers suddenly overturned in East Bardhaman district of West Bengal on Sunday. In this accident, one person died and 45 people were injured, some of whom suffered serious injuries. The bus overturning incident has been captured in the CCTV footage. It can be seen in this that the bus coming at high speed suddenly overturns on the road and many passengers get buried under it. Many passengers were even sitting on top of the bus, who got buried under it as soon as the bus overturned.
It is seen in the CCTV footage that a high speed bus is coming on the road. An ambulance passes by just before it arrives. Some people are seen coming on the road by bicycle. Meanwhile, the bus skids rapidly towards the side of the road and overturns completely. Many passengers get buried under it and some are seen running away after escaping from there. At the same time, the people present on the spot are seen running forward to help. They get involved in trying to get out the people buried under the bus.
Accident happened on Katwa-Birbhum State Highway
According to reports, the accident took place on the Katwa-Birbhum State Highway on Sunday morning. The police officer said that three people were seriously injured in the bus accident, who are undergoing treatment at the government hospital in Katwa. Some people had minor injuries in this accident, they were sent home after initial treatment. After the identification of the deceased, the postmortem of his dead body will be done.
‘The driver of the bus was arrested’
East Burdwan district’s Additional Superintendent of Police Dhrubo Das also spoke to the media regarding the incident. About 45 passengers were injured in the accident, he said. He said, ‘The driver has been arrested. The bus has been seized and a case of culpable homicide has been registered in the matter. It is being investigated from our side whether this vehicle was fit to run on the road or not. Only after this further action will be taken.