Tensions flared in Assam’s Rangia on Saturday after a dumper ran over two pedestrians, killing them on the spot.
According to reports, the incident took place at Rangia Tiniali. The nearby locals who witnessed the incident, went on to torch the dumper that caused the accident.
Two people were killed on the spot as a result of the accident. They were identified as Nazim Ali and Hatim Ali, residents of Narayangaon.
Enraged by the scenes, locals set the dumper on fire that was involved in the incident causing the situation to take a turn for the worse. Meanwhile, local police rushed to the spot immediately to bring the situation under control.
Meanwhile, the locals sat on a strike blocking the Rangia – Bhutan connecting road against the rash driving of dumpers. They alleged that locals have been terrorized by fast moving heavy vehicles and accidents frequently take place at the junction.
Earlier in the day, reports emerged that one person was killed and at least five others were injured after a vehicle carrying a wedding party fell into a ditch in at Doboka under Assam’s Hojai district.
The incident was reported in the wee hours of Saturday when the wedding party was en route Kathiatoli from Kaki.
Sources said that the vehicle bearing registration number 'AS 01EY 5695' lost control and fell into a 25-feet gorge after skidding off road. While one of the passengers died on the spot, five others sustained grievous injuries. The deceased has been identified as Madhurjya Bordoloi.
Following the incident, the injured were safely pulled out of the wrecked vehicle and were rushed to a hospital in Hojai for medical attention.
In another incident, a middle-aged man was killed after being accidently crushed by a truck at Tezpur in Sonitpur district on Saturday morning.
According to information, the deceased, who was the handyman of the truck, was crushed while he fixing a mechanical issue underneath the truck.
Unfortunately, the truck suddenly started moving as the handbrakes were off, crushing him to death. Local police later reached the scene and recovered the body.