Badamtam Tea Garden Accident

Two sub-staff of the Badamtam Tea Estate near Lebong in the Darjeeling sub-division died yesterday after the tractor they were traveling on overturned and fell in a ravine. According to tea industry sources, seven others were injured in the incident, of which, two were gravely wounded and were shifted to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital for treatment today. It was learnt that 14 workers of the tea estate including two sub-staff boarded the tractor, which was hauling plucked tea leaves in its trailer, after working hours and were traveling towards the factory from the plantation’s out division when the tractor fell into the ravine pulling the trailer along with it.

Source: The Statesman, India