Kalimpong, 10 Jul:
A Sikkim-bound Innova Crysta vehicle bearing registration number WB73-E-2940 met with an accident near Coronation Bridge on NH10 and plunged into the Teesta. All three people on board, including the driver, are missing and are feared dead.
The vehicle had picked up a couple from Rajasthan at Bagdogra and was headed to Sikkim, it is informed.
There were several eye-witnesses to the mishap, but even though the accident was reported immediately and rescue operations launched with NDRF teams, neither the vehicle nor the passengers could be traced.
The vehicle had slipped on the slushy road surface at a turning and tumbled around 150 feet into the Teesta. There were vehicles lined up on both sides since traffic at this stretch had been held up owing to a landslide since early morning.