Bus swept away by flood in WB; 3 dead

Three persons died and many went missing after a bus ferrying around 80 passengers was swept away by a flash flood near Fulkusuma in the Bankura district, 190 km from Kolkata, on Thursday.

Sources said around 1:30pm, a bus going from Jhargram to Durgapur, while crossing a culvert over the Bhaorabanki River near Fulkusuma was swept away by the sudden rise of water. The current was so strong that it took the bus nearly 500 metres away from the road.

According to police sources, three bodies have been recovered and many people have been rescued.

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