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Major Accident in Latasil, Guwahati

In the incident, three vehicles- a Tata DI van, an ultra bus and a car was severely damaged along with public properties after the bus went off the road.

Major Accident in Latasil, Guwahati

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: In an unfortunate incident, a major accident occurred in the Latasil area in Guwahati on January 23.

According to reports, a Di pick-up van rammed into an ultra bus which later smatched into a shop overcrossing the railings.

Speaking to Sentinel, Munim Choudhary from Latasil Police Station said, "The incident occurred at around 7:30 AM in the morning."

According to the Sub-Inspector, the ultra bus was travelling on the road in front of the Latasil police station when a pick-up van from the Guwahati Planetarium side transporting cows hit the bus from behind.

Meanwhile, a passenger car from the Uzanbazar side was severely damaged when the bus lost control and collided with the car.

Although the actual reason is yet to be ascertained, locals alleged that the pick-up van driver was rashly driving and failed to apply its brakes which resulted in this accident. It is to be mentioned that as per the initial reports, no major injuries have been reported in the incident.

Following the incident, the drivers of both the DI and the city bus escaped from the accident spot.

Earlier this month, two youths died on the spot in Gumgaon near Bhairabkund in Assam's Udalguri district.

According to local media, both the youths were returning from a picnic when the rider lost control of the motorcycle and fell in a ditch.

Upon receiving information about the accident, police rushed to the spot and retrieved the bodies of the two deceased youths.

"Both the youths were returning from Bhairabkunda after attending a picnic party on a bike. But suddenly the rider lost control and the bike fell in a ditch. Both of them died on the spot," local police officials informed.

In two days from December 31, 2020, to January 1, 2021, as many as 265 road traffic accident cases were attended by Mrityunjoy 108 in the State. According to Mrityunjoy 108 sources, Sonitpur district has the highest number of 26 accidents in the State in the two days.

It is followed by Kamrup with 22 accidents, Barpeta 19, Kamrup (M) 18, etc.

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