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Tractor falls into West Siang gorge, 3 dead

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From Our correspondent

Itagar, Jan 22: Three persons were killed and five others sustained

grievous injuries when a tractor carrying labourers met with an

accident between Gensi and Tatamori village under West Siang district of

Aruchal Pradesh Saturday evening. The tractor carrying PHE department

labourers was coming towards Gensi from Tatamori village during the

time of the mishap, police said. The accident occurred when the driver

of the tractor failed to negotiate a sharp curve and the vehicle fell

down a deep gorge killing three on the spot.

The victims were identified as Tajum Doke and Gonesh th both

labourers of the PHE department, while the handyman of the tractor was

identified as Panchal Sutradhar, Gensi police station officer in charge

informed. The bodies of the deceased were handed over to the relatives

after conducting post–mortem, the OC added. Meanwhile, Chief Minister

Pema Khandu has announced to provide compensation and ex–gratia to the

next of the kin of those died in the accident as per norms. He directed

the district administration to initiate necessary actions for release of

ex–gratia funds. Conveying condolence to the bereaved families to bear

the irreparable loss, the Chief Minister prayed for eterl peace of the

departed souls. Expressing shock and grief over death of the three PHED

staff, Health and Family Welfare Minister Jomde Ke instructed the

local administration and public of Gensi area to help victims’ families

in their time of need.

The Minister said that the state government would soon provide

ex–gratia and compensation to the victims’ family. Ke conveyed sincere

sympathy and condolence to the families of the victims and prayed for

eterl peace of the departed souls.

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