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Midnapore: A father and his young daughter have died in a tragic road accident at Daspur in West Midnapore district. The driver of their car has also died.

The accident occurred in the wee hours today on Ghatal-Panskura State Highway at a place called Sonamui in West Midnapore district. The area comes under Daspur block.

Police said that Sushil Das (58) and daughter Moumita (28) were returning home after attending a marriage ceremony at Konnagarh in Hooghly. Their car was being driven by one Subrata Dey (39).

In trying to overtake a vehicle at Sonamui, Dey lost control and the car ended up plunging into a pond by the road. Local people rescued the trio in a critically injured state.

The father-daughter died while being taken to hospital. The driver succumbed to the injuries later at Ghatal Sub-divisional Hospital.