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Diamond Harbour: TWO youths have been mowed dead by a speeding bus at Falta police station area in South 24-Parganas district.

The accident took place early this afternoon at Falta’s Banganagar locality on National Highway 117. The highway connects Kolkata to the fishing hub of Diamond Harbour.

Eyewitnesses said that around 12.30 this afternoon, a private bus was on its way from Diamond Harbour to Kolkata. The bus was jam-packed with passengers and hence the driver was driving at a high speed.

At Banganagar, two youths on a motorcycle were crossing the highway. The speeding bus hit the motorcycle and the two youths fell to the road. It was then that the bus ran over them.

Seeing the accident, passers-by rescued the two youths in a critically injured state and rushed them to a nearby government hospital. Doctors declared the two dead on arrival. The identity of the youths is yet to be ascertained.

Hours after the accident, police managed to confiscate the killer bus and arrest the driver. He has been charged with attempt to murder and will be produced in court tomorrow.