FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, May 26: At least three persons died and five others injured, when the vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and rolled down into a 100 feet ditch, police said.
The accident occurred late yesterday night near Karmajuli bridge, when the Tata Magic on its way to harlagun from Banderdewa, rolled down from NH 415 and fell into a ditch.
Two persons died on the spot while another succumb to his injuries on way to hospital, harlagun police station sub inspector P Taku informed. The deceased were identified as Lakhan Chetri (32) of Dhekiajuli, Wasir Mansur (51) of Sitamari district of Bihar and Yalop Rome (40) a staff nurse of Tomo Riba State Hospital, harlagun.
One seriously injured has been evacuated to a hospital in neighbouring Assam.
The police team led by SI Taku rushed to the spot to conduct rescue operation. The mortal remains of the deceased were sent for post-mortem and police launched investigation after registering a case, the SI added.