Assam: Fatal Collision Claims 2 Lives In Barpeta

They had arrived in Barpeta from Mumbai on a train early today morning and hired the tempo to reach their homes in Bahari.
Assam: Fatal Collision Claims 2 Lives In Barpeta
The accident took place in Assam's Barpeta

A massive head-on collision between a truck and a tempo carrying passengers left two people dead on the spot and several others with injuries in Assam’s Barpeta district early on Wednesday morning.

The accident took place at around 4.20 am in the morning on the bridge over the Chaulkhowa river in the Barpeta district of Assam.

Two people were killed as a truck and a tempo rammed into each other on the bridge. Seven others also sustained injuries in the accident, out of whom four are said to be seriously injured.

In addition, the driver of the tempo is also in a serious condition, informed police.

The two deceased have been identified as Abul, a resident of Baramara village in Barpeta district and Inzamul from Kahikuchi village in Patbaushi.

The injured were immediately rushed to Barpeta Medical College and Hospital where they are currently receiving treatment.

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Those who sustained injuries in the accident were identified as Jeherul, Hazrat Mulla, Rafiqul, Shahrukh and Shahjamal, residents of Bahari village in the district.

In addition, the driver of the tempo was identified as Jalal Meena and the passenger alongside him in the front, was identified as Jalilur.

The accident took place as the tempo was headed from Barpeta Road railway station towards Bahari village and was on the Chowlkhowa bridge.

Notably, the passengers on the tempo were labourers employed in Maharashtra. They were reportedly returning home on the occasion of Eid.

They had arrived in Barpeta from Mumbai on a train early today morning and hired the tempo to reach their homes in Bahari.

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