Three people were killed, including a woman, and 17 others were injured when a bus turned turtle at Kolkata's Deshapriya Park area this morning.
According to eyewitnesses, the state-run West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation (WBSTC) bus, travelling from Sonarpur to Mandirtala in Howrah, suddenly swerved to avoid hitting a cyclist, mounted the tram tracks running alongside and overturned, killing all three on the spot. Among those killed was the conductor of the bus.
Nine of the injured people were admitted to a nearby hospital.
The state government has announced Rs 2 lakh compensation to the families of the victims.