One person died and 14 others were injured in a mishap in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district on Sunday.
According to reports, the incident took place at a picnic spot at Longvoku in Karbi Anglong’s Manja. The incident took place as the vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident after its brakes failed.
One person on the vehicle died on the spot, while 14 other sustained injuries in the incident. They deceased person was identified as Rakesh Kru.
It has come to the fore that the group were travelling from Morigaon in Assam and were headed for a picnic at Manja.
The body of the deceased was sent for post-mortem, while the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital where they are receiving treatment.
An investigation into the incident has been launched, officials informed.
Earlier this week, two siblings died during treatment after they were involved in a tragic road accident at Kendukona under Kamalpur police station in Kamrup.
According to reports, four persons including a brother and a sister were hit by a speeding vehicle at National Highway-31 at Kendukona.
Locals claimed that the driver of the vehicle was a doctor who was drunk and he was on his way to Nalbari when he hit the people on road.
The accident claimed lives of Gayatri Das (14) and Abinash Das (8). Meanwhile, the injured Sumi Das and Ainul Haque were rushed to hospital.
In yet another road accident on January 12, a child was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident that occurred at Behali in Assam’s Biswanath district on Thursday.
Sources said that the 5-year-old child’s mother was also grievously injured in the incident wherein a speeding dumper vehicle collided with her and her child.
The child died on the spot, sources informed. Meanwhile, the wounded mother was rushed a nearby hospital where she was admitted in a critical condition.
According to information, the dumper allegedly fled the scene following the accident.