FROM A CORRESPONDENT
GAURISAGAR, Dec 25: Three persons killed and four others injured in a road accident that took place at Jhanji Phulpanchiga, 8 km away from Gaurisagar police station in Sivasagar district on Sunday morning at about 2.25 am near a ditch beside NH-37.
According to reports, a vegetable-laden truck bearing registration no AS-02E-6289 coming from Nowgaon to Demow Rajmai weekly market in Sivasagar, suddenly skidded off the NH-37 and turned turtle at Dighalijan, a rivulet under the culvert on NH-37. In the accident, three vegetable traders mely Rakibul Islam (20) of Dakhinputa Kalong village under Rupahihat P.S in Nowgaon, Nur Islam (48) and Fakaruddin (45) of Tekeliputa village under Samaguri P.S in Nowgaon district died on spot
On the other hand, Babul Das (34), Saidul Islam (22), Md Ismile (28) and Azijul Islam, all from Nowgaon, sustained injuries. Having received information about the accident from VDP Dadu Borah, officer in-charge of Gaurisagar Police Station rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies from the ill-fated truck.
The injured have been shifted to Sibsagar Civil Hospital by 108 services. After postmortem, the bodies were handed over to their respective families.