India: 3 killed, 7 injured after car runs over pedestrians in Bengal

India: 3 killed, 7 injured after car runs over pedestrians in Bengal

Three pedestrians died on the spot and others continue to be in a critical condition in a hospital. (Representative image) Photograph: (AFP)

Kolkata, West Bengal, India Dec 7, 2016, 09.28 PM (IST) Pooja Mehta

A car ran over a pavement near a police training school in India's eastern state of West Bengal, killing three pedestrians and injuring seven on Monday afternoon. 

Three pedestrians died on the spot and others continue to be in a critical condition at a state-government hospital. 

The car jumped a signal when it was coming from Hastings area near the police training school in Kolkata, turning and hitting a motorcycle. It later hit two other vehicles and several pedestrians. 

The driver of the car was also injured and is currently undergoing treatment. 

Others injured in the incident have been removed to the state-run SSKM hospital for treatment. Most of them, continue to be critrical. 

Two ministers of the state, Sovan Chatterjee and Bobby Hakim, have rushed to the spots. 

Police have registered a case against the driver of the offending vehicle and are going to examine whether he was drunk.

(WION)

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

The car jumped a signal, hitting three vehicles and several pedestrians

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