The truck was reportedly carrying as many as 60 cattle in pathetic conditions to West Bengal.
As per reports, the mishap took place near Mahanty Chhak under Talsari marine police limits in Bhograi area of the district at around 3 am when the driver of the truck allegedly lost control of the wheels due to reduced vision because of fog.
On being informed, local police and fire service personnel reached the spot and rescued the injured cattle. A veterinary team also reached the accident site and treated the injured cattle.
The accident blocked the road and caused a traffic jam on the NH, following which hundreds of vehicles were stranded on both side of the road.
Meanwhile, Police detained the truck’s driver and helper; seized the vehicle; and started an investigation into the incident.
Local residents alleged that illegal transportation of cattle is a flourishing business in the State and the local police are often bribed to get the cattle through.