GUWAHATI : In an unfortunate event, one passenger died on spot after the bus he was travelling in, met with an accident this morning. The incident took place on 7th of December, after the driver lost control of the vehicle.
The bus was travelling from Guwahati and the incident occurred in Lampara area in Assam's Boko. As per reports, the vehicle first hit an electronic rickshaw and later rammed into two shops. The bus has been identified by the name 'Nargis', which was entirely destroyed in the accident.
Several passengers in the vehicle got injured while one person died on spot. According to sources, the passengers travelling in the bus were mostly TET qualified teachers who were working in the Goalpara district. The person who lost his live in this unfortunate incident has been identified as a professor of Political Science department in Bimala Prasad Chaliha College in Nagarbera.
Apart from the deceased, four other people were severely injured. As per the reports, several bus accidents has been registered in Assam this year. Most of the incidents took place as a result of losing control of the vehicle.
Recently, on 25th of November, a school bus and an auto van got into a head on collision in Mangaldoi town in Darrang district. Five people got injured, among whom was a student of Delhi Public School. The four other victims were fish traders who were travelling in the van. The injured people were rushed to the nearest Civil hospital, as per the Officer in charge of Mangaldoi.
In another such incident, a number of 12 people got injured when a bus turned turtle in middle of the road. The episode occured in Assam's Sivasagar district near the Gammon bridge. As per the reports, the bus was travelling from Guwahati to Tinsukia. The driver was drunk and as a result lost control of the vehicle.
Even after rapid action against 'drink and drive' by the law, accident cases have not decreased in the state.
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