Tragedy struck a marriage party in Assam’s Dhubri when the vehicle in which they were travelling in, met with an accident on Friday killing one person on the spot.
As per information received, the accident took place at Nathpara on national highway 17 in Chapar in the Dhubri district of Assam.
The vehicle that met with the accident was a part of the bridegroom’s entourage. According to reports, the driver of the car lost control and rammed into a tree on the roadside.
As a result of the accident, a woman was killed on the spot, while two others including the newlywed bride were seriously injured.
The deceased woman has been identified as Nafisa Sultana. The accident took place when the entourage was returning from Guwahati to Dhubri after the marriage.
All the injured were immediately rushed to a hostpital in Bongaigaon in a critical condition.
Earlier on February 26, as many as six people from Assam were killed in a tragic road accident in Meghalaya’s Ri Bhoi district as the vehicle they were traveling in was hit by a truck.
As per initial reports, the accident took place at Meghalaya’s Sumer as the truck carrying cement rammed into the Bolero vehicle in which the victims were travelling.
The cement laden truck was headed towards Guwahati when the driver lost control of the steering wheel at Sumer in Meghalaya, hitting the divider and jumping over to the opposite lane to hit the Bolero car coming in from the opposite direction.
Reports stated that all of the six occupants of the car including three nuns, a priest, a deacon and a driver who were from a missionary school based in Assam’s Bongaigaon, were killed on the spot in the accident in Meghalaya.
Meanwhile, expressing his sadness at the tragic incident, the Bongaigaon bishop, Thomas Pulloppillil wrote, “With great sadness, I wish to inform that you that Fr. Mathew Das, Parish Priest of Barama Parish along with three sisters of the Fatima convent in Barama and Baganpara and a teacher of Barama St. John’s HS School, and driver met with a fatal accident on the way to Shillong near Nongpoh in Meghalaya and died on the spot. Srs. Melagrine Dantes, Promila Tirkey, Rossie Nongrum, Mairan (a teacher), and the driver are the deceased along with Fr. Mathew.”