Friday, August 07, 2009

Car falls into Teesta river, four feared drowned

Gangtok, Aug 7 (IANS) At least four people were reported missing after a passenger car fell into Teesta river in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district Friday. Officials fear that the missing people may have drowned.
Two of the passengers fell out of the vehicle before it plunged into the river and were admitted in a hospital here with injuries, a police official said.

“The accident happened near national highway 31 A around 2.15 p.m. There were around six to seven people in the car including the driver. Two people fell from the car before it plunged into the Teesta,” the officer said.

The Siliguri-bound car was coming from the neighbouring state of Sikkim