At least five persons lost their lives in a major road accident in Assam’s Sonitpur district on Friday morning.
According to sources, the vehicle in which they were travelling was headed towards Tezpur when it lost control and fell into a roadside ditch in Balipara.
The deceased have been identified as Akashdeep Borah, Bhaikon Potongiya, Bidyut Kumar Nath, Biswajit Saikia and Dipen Borah.
Last Wednesday, the driver and the co-pilot of a truck were seriously injured in a road accident that took place at Jalukbari in Guwahati.
As per reports, the driver of the truck had lost control and rammed into a divider on the national highway causing the accident. The truck was coming from Amingaon and was headed towards Jalukbari when the incident took place.
The driver and his co-pilot sustained grave injuries in the accident. After the major collision, they remained trapped inside the cockpit of the truck for several hours, according to witnesses.
The truck that was involved in the accident had registration numbers AS 17 C 0293. It was badly damaged following the accident, police informed.
Later on, Jalukbari traffic police arrived at the scene of the accident and with the help of locals, managed to get the two injured out of the truck. They were shifted to a hospital in a serious condition for treatment.