A bike rider died in a road accident that took place on the Goaltoli More in Phansidewa, while another person was seriously injured.
According to witnesses, a pick-up van was trying to overtake a truck in the road from Siliguri to Bidhanagar, when the truck hit the bike very hardly. Bike driver Mohammad Sadur (25) died on the spot, while a 46-year-old man, Mohammad Nurul, who was riding pillion was seriously injured. Mohammad Nurul has been admitted to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital. At the same time, the pickup van and the driver of the truck escaped from the spot after the incident.