In a major road accident, two persons were killed and another 40 injured after one vehicle rammed into an electric pole and another hit it from behind.
The incident took place on National Highway 34 in Malda district of West Bengal.
Police said that the incident happened near Adina under the jurisdiction of Gazole police station.
It was said that three pick-up vans, each of them carrying 30 persons, were returning to Govindpur village.
They were coming back from a crematorium near here.
The first vehicle lost control and hit an electric pole following which the second vehicle rammed into it, the police officer said.
While one person died on the spot, another person succumbed to his injuries at Malda Medical College and Hospital, the officer said.
The other injured were being treated at the same hospital, it was added.