Nagaland: Collusion Between Truck and Sumo Leaves 8 People Dead
The dumper loaded with sand fell on top of the Tata Sumo, so the passengers were crushed to death.
KOHIMA: An accident took place on the highway connecting Wokha to Kohima leading to the death of several people.
According to local sources, the accident happened at around 6:30 AM in the morning at the Tseminyu district of the state of Nagaland. A passenger carrying a Tata Sumo vehicle on its way from Mokokchung and going towards Kohima collided with a dumper carrying sand. As a result, both vehicles went off the cliff into a 100-150 feet deep gorge.
Seven out of the eight people in the Tata Sumo vehicle perished in the incident while the last person was rescued and admited to a medical facility in a very critical condition. It was mentioned that the dumper loaded with sand fell on top of the Tata Sumo, so the passengers were crushed to death.
Previously a road accident in Assam left several people severely injured. A severe accident that took place in the Mariani region of the state led to the injury of several people. A severe accident took place in the Mariani region on the day of Biswakarma Puja on Monday. A total number of seven people received severe injuries in this accident. Three children were also among those injured in the incident. The victims were shifted to the Titabor Civil Hospital for medical treatment
According to local sources, the e-rickshaw with several people onboard was hit by a speeding truck carrying fresh tea leaves. As a result of the accident, the e-rickshaw with the people onboard was thrown off the road into a ditch next to it, injuring the passengers on it. It was informed that the people were on their way to take part in a religious event at Dhapatbari. The injured people were immediately shifted to the Titabor First Response Unit (FRU).
The truck which had caused the accident managed to flee from the location of the accident. Meanwhile, the victims were identified as Mithun Mahato, Rita Mahato, Kalsi Mahato, Mamta Mahato, Rakhi Mahato (7 years old), Kazal (6 years old), Rakesh Mahato (11 years old).