As many as 10 people died in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar after a pickup van carrying passengers en route to Jalpesh got electrocuted, according to the police on late Sunday night.
Soon after the incident, the passengers were rushed to the hospital where 16 people out of 27 in the van were referred to Jalpaiguri hospital for treatment as they sustained minor injuries in the incident.
According to the police, the incident may have taken place due to the wiring of the generator of the DJ system in the van.
“Today at around 12 am, an incident took place at Dharla Bridge under Mekhliganj PS where one pick up van carrying passengers on its way to Jalpesh got electrocuted. The preliminary enquiry reveals that it might be due to wiring of the generator (DJ system) which was fitted in the back of the vehicle,” said Additional Superintendent of Police, Matabhanga, Amit Varma.