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Malda: Five people, that included four of a family, died in a tragic road accident at Baishnabnagar in Malda in the wee hours on Tuesday.

Murali Prasad (66), wife Kaushalya Prasad (55), sons Munna Prasad (39) Pappu Prasad (29) were travelling in a car when it was dashed head-on by a dumper truck near Baishnabnagar Toll Plaza on National Highway 34. The car was being driven by their driver Sanjay Mondal (30).

The known businessman family of Malda had gone to Rampurhat in Birbhum to attend a marriage ceremony. Once the ceremony got over, they set out for their home at Bibigram in Malda town Malda in the night itself.

The five were taken to Silampur Rural Hospital at dawn but doctors declared them dead on arrival. The driver was a native of Kaliachak.