TANGLA: Hours after the unfortunate road accident that claimed lives of eight people, two separate road accidents were reported from the same location in the Gelabil area near Orang in Udalguri over the NH-15 on Wednesday evening.
In the first accident at about 5.30 pm, two youths – Kuldeep Sahariah (28) hailing from Nichlamari and Chandan Koch (35) hailing from Gelabil – were injured after the motorbike in which they were travelling hit a stationary Maruti Alto vehicle. They were later rushed to Mangaldoi Civil Hospital in Darrang.
In the second accident, a person lost his life after a couple with a baby child travelling in a Hero Maestro Scooty (non-registered) hit a stationary truck (AS12C4855) at about 7 pm. The deceased was identified as Arun Narzary. The woman pillion rider also sustained minor injury in the incident but the child was unhurt.
The infuriated locals have blamed the police administration for the lack of barricade in the area as the two-lane National Highway with haphazard stranded vehicles causes lot of inconvenience to commuters.