5 tourists from Bengal killed, 3 injured in Sikkim road accident

Gangtok: Five persons from West Bengal were killed while three were critically injured after a tourist car fell into a gorge in Reshi Bazar in Sikkim, police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Monday evening when the driver of the car lost control and it fell into the gorge. The car was going from Namchi to Kaluk, police said.

The five deceased belonged to West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district. Four of them were of the same family. The three injured, including the driver, have been hospitalised.