Five tourists from Bengal died, Two others were seriously injured in a road accident in Sikkim on Monday evening.
Five tourists from Bengal died in a road accident in Sikkim on Monday evening. Two others were seriously injured and have been shifted to Siliguri Hospital, whereas the driver of the ill-fated vehicle is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Sikkim.
According to Sikkim police, a vehicle carrying 7 tourists skidded off the road at around 7:30 pm at Tinzerbong, West Sikkim, while negotiating a bend. The vehicle rolled down around 150 ft from the road and hit a clump of trees.
5 of the tourists had died on the spot, while two others and the driver of the vehicle were grievously injured. The deceased include Bibhas Pathak (42), Lily Pathak (52), Ashalata Pathak (61), Niharendu Biswas (57) and Brajendra Nath Pathak (71). They were residents of Nutanpally, North 24-Parganas. Pratap Biswas (41) and Tushar Kanta Pathak (57), along with driver Ashim Rai (27) were first taken to Jorethang Hospital, from where they were referred to Namchi District Hospital, Sikkim. Biswas and Pathak were then shifted to Siliguri Sub-Divisional Hospital.
The tourists had arrived and checked into Sikcrown Hotel, Kaluk, in West Sikkim District on October 21. On Monday they had gone to Namchi in South Sikkim for a day-long trip. On the way back to Kaluk the accident occurred. The bodies have been handed over to their relatives.