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7 passengers die in a mishap

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

from our Special Correspondent
Imphal, September 17: At least seven passengers were killed when a jeep taxi in which they were travelling along NH 37 met an accident on Wednesday night. The dead included a woman. They were coming from Jiribam bordering Silchar for Imphal when the Tai swerved and plunged into the 300 metre deep gorge killing six of them on the spot. The four wounded persons were evacuated to Imphal. One man died on the way to Imphal. One person was discharged from the hospital after first aid. However three others are fighting for their lives. The cause of accident is not known as yet. If it is mechanical it could be ascertained only after examining the mangled taxi which yet to be pulled up from the gorge. In view of the horrible road condition of this tiol highway fatal road accidents are common occurrence all these years.

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