At least 18 people have died and five others have been injured after their vehicle collided with a parked lorry in India’s West Bengal.
All of the dead died on the spot when the accident took place in the Phulbari region of West Bengal’s Nadia district late on Saturday night, NDTV.com.
The vehicle, carrying a body and a group of people, was heading towards a crematorium for a cremation ritual. The injured have been shifted to Shaktinagar district hospital for treatment, reports bdnews24.com citing NDTV.
Different media reports said that the vehicle had been carrying around 35 to 40 passengers.
Locals told NDTV that the speeding vehicle collided with the lorry due to dense fog.
Police are currently investigating the accident.