Two people died and one was injured in a collision of an auto and a bus that took place near the Gairkata Tea Estate on Friday evening. The deceased have been identified as Alok Saha (40) and Govind Ray (38).
The auto and the bus collided in the Bigha Line area of the tea estate. The auto driver died on the spot while the two other passengers were severely injured.
The area’s locals admitted the injured to the Dhupguri Hospital, where Govind was declared to be dead.
The bus driver has been reported to be on the run ever since the incident. A police probe has been initiated in the case.